I used spinach tagliatelle instead of pappardelle, but that didn't deter any taste profile to this dish that I found to be very disappointing. It was a bit bland, in which some case wouldn't be so bad because it's mainly a side dish, but it was too heavy. The spinach didn't quite wilt the way I wanted with the hot pasta, and that might be okay for some people, but I expected differently. A review on the site for the recipe suggested putting the spinach in the microwave for 30 seconds before mixing with hot pasta. While it was exciting to use fresh herbs, it was overtly pretentious without memorable tastes.
Not a recipe to revisit for me, but I'm posting it to see if there were other variations to make this better.
Rori Trovato, Cooking Light