Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Recipe: Quick pasta salad

Here is a great quick, easy, and tasty recipe. Lately I have been all about ease since we have had company, tons of work to catch up on, and the house to deal with. Needless to say this has been a staple in the fridge for a quick side dish.

1 lb bow tie pasta
4 C. fresh baby arugula
2 C. grape tomatoes cut in half
1/2 C. toasted walnuts
1/2 C. crumbled blue cheese
3 T. good extra virgin olive oil
3 T. white wine vinegar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper

Boil pasta to instructions. Once it is cooked add to a bowl with the fresh arugula, mix well, cover with plastic wrap. After the arugula is wilted (about 5 min.) add in the tomatoes & walnuts and toss well. Mix the olive oil with the vinegar and add the salt & pepper, drizzle over salad and mix in the blue cheese. Serve at room temp or chilled.

Seriously, how easy is that?! Hope you enjoy!! Mel xo

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