Recipe: Summer Med Pasta Salad with Arugula!

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This, my friends, is an amazing summer cold salad, that can be a meal! It makes a perfect lunch or light dinner. It’s ready quick, and the only thing you turn the stove on for is to cook the pasta!

Click HERE to print this recipe minus images and blah, blah, blah…

ArtFoodHome.com | barbara stroud

Ingredients

The ingredients… baby arugula to put on top (I try to put the same amount of arugula as I do pasta salad on my plate)… I used white wheat pasta, you can use any you like… Olive oil, Feta, and Dill are the stars of this show!

Olive Oil, Pepper & Dill

This isn’t really a salad where things can be measured, add lots of what you like, less of what you don’t, add anything you wish! I do maybe five times around the bowl with olive oil. It seems like a lot but you’re coating the pasta, and anything you add to it… it also becomes the “dressing” on your arugula… I would estimate between 1/4 – 1/3 cup? I sprinkle a good amount of dried dill (because I like it and it really makes this salad taste “fresh” not “dilly”!

Add tomatoes and banana pepper

Wash and dry a container of grape tomatoes, I lucked out, these were local, woohoo! Use the HOT TIP FOR CUTTING GRAPE TOMATOES QUICKLY! I also chopped up some banana pepper, it tastes super fresh in this salad… Let the tomatoes and peppers soak up the olive oil… it’s like spa day for them!

Pick whatever pasta you like, cook it according to package directions and drain. Once drained put in bowl on top of tomatoes! Let them sit there a few minutes and soften the tomatoes!

Add feta

Then stir the pasta around and get it coated in that nice dilly oil… add 6oz. of Feta… YUM! Stir it around good!

Not sure why I used this as a serving dish for myself, ha ha… I guess so I could show the ratio of pasta to arugula… but this is me, you eat it however you like! I put a few spoonfuls of pasta…

Top with Arugula - I use a lot!

Then top with at least as much arugula… baby arugula… ohhhh it’s so good!

Top with Arugula, I use a lot!

As you eat it, stir it around and the leaves will get coated in a little olive oil from the pasta. Oh boy, this sounds good… think I’m going to have to make it again!

ALSO!! ADD OLIVES! I forgot this time! I usually put olives and maybe a few tablespoons of olive juice!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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