Monday, March 14, 2011

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes & Blue Cheese

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes & Blue Cheese
Adapted from Fitness Magazine
Makes 4 Servings

3 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp cider vinegar
2 tsp minced garlic, jarred
1 ½ tsp oregano, dried
1 tsp salt
Pinch red pepper flakes
20 cherry tomatoes (about 250 grams), quartered
9 oz. farfalle
40 grams baby arugula, divided
2 oz. crumbled blue cheese, divided
Black pepper, to taste

Cook farfalle according to package instructions until al dente. While pasta cooks, whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Add tomatoes and toss to combine. Set aside. Drain pasta, rinse with cold water, and once it's pretty dry add to tomato mixture and Stir well. Divide pasta/tomato mixture into 4 servings (each should weigh about 218 grams) and then add about 10 grams of arugula, 14 grams of blue cheese and black pepper, to taste, to each serving.

Nutritional Information: 381 calories, 59 carbs, 16 fat grams and 12 protein grams.

Review: YUM, YUM YUM. So glad to have made this one today. I LOVED the flavors and think it's even better 'next day.' That little bit of blue cheese went such a long way, and I loved the flavor the arugula added. And the sauce got SO tucked into those little pieces of cherry tomatoes that it was pretty fabulous. Also, I thought the 'dressing' mix was really fresh and light - this will be a perfect recipe for the spring and summer!

1 comment:

Pam said...

I am loving this one and so would my son who LOVES blue cheese. Nicely done.