Who doesn’t love an awesome pasta salad this time of the year?
Makes: 4 main-dish servings
Start to Finish: 30 minutes
•4 ounces packaged dry mafalda, large bow tie, or campanelle pasta
•6 cups mesclun or other spring greens
•1 cup grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
•1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola, blue, or feta cheese (2 ounces)
•3 tablespoons olive oil
•3 tablespoons white wine vinegar or Balsamic vinegar
•Salt and freshly ground black pepper
•1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1. If using mafalda, break into irregular pieces, 2 to 3 inches long. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
2. In a large salad bowl, combine cooked pasta, mesclun or other spring greens, tomatoes, and cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, tossing to coat. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
3. Divide salad evenly among four dinner plates. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
•Servings Per Recipe 4 main-dish servings Calories319 Total Fat (g)20 Saturated Fat (g)5, Monounsaturated Fat (g)11, Polyunsaturated Fat (g)3, Cholesterol (mg)11, Sodium (mg)246, Carbohydrate (g)27, Total Sugar (g)4, Fiber (g)2, Protein (g)10, Vitamin A (DV%)87, Vitamin C (DV%)12, Calcium (DV%)102, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet