Fill a large pasta pot with at least four quarts of water.
Salt the water generously** and bring to a rolling boil.
Add pasta and cook until al dente. The cook time will vary depending on the pasta you choose. Angel hair cooks completely in 3-5 minutes, while spaghetti takes longer. Be mindful of the time!
While the pasta is cooking begin to prepare the garlic oil. Warm 3 tablespoons of oil over very low heat.
Once warmed, add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant and slightly translucent, approximately 5-7 minutes. Do not let the garlic brown! Once cooked, set aside.
When the pasta is done, drain immediately and return to the pasta pot.
Pour the garlic oil over the pasta and toss.
If using, add baby greens to the pot while the pasta is still hot and toss, wilting the greens.
Divide pasta onto serving dishes and garnish with red pepper flake and vegan parmesan cheese, as desired.