Spinach spaghetti might not seem tasty even if you like spinach and spaghetti. But when spinach spaghetti was on sale, the idea of trying the pasta couldn't be resisted.
The spinach comes from spinach powder in the pasta, but otherwise is regular spaghetti.
There is a scary element: spaghetti is tasty, spinach (for a lot of people) isn't.
Turns out that spinach spaghetti tasted good — too good. The taste almost felt deceptive; spinach has a sharp taste, and there was no sharp taste.
My taste buds are biased on whole grain spaghetti, so the white flour spaghetti tasted too mild, even with a spinach twist.
Spinach spaghetti is healthier than regular spaghetti, but not clear as to whether that would be true for whole grain spaghetti. The obvious solution is to have spinach whole grain spaghetti, something not seen on the market.
Pros and cons: one has spinach powder, though the nutritional value isn't clear; one has whole grain instead of white flour.
The intention of the spinach spaghetti was to fix a red clam sauce for a solo Valentine's Day dinner. That matchup was love at first taste.
I enjoyed my time with spinach spaghetti, but will stick with whole grain spaghetti. Though there is room for a return trip to spinach spaghetti for a special occasion.
Adding healthy variables to foods we already like takes some risk. And sometimes, our nerves get the best of us. Sometimes, overcoming our nerves is worth that risk.