Pasta with Arugula
Pasta with arugula takes less than 15 minutes to make, it's original, it's colorful, it's delicious. It’s gourmet in minutes is what it is! Hi, I’m Kira Volpi and this is my go to for last minute wonderful pasta.
Arugula gives this pasta dish a little natural spice from the arugula, a little color and sweetenss from the tomato, a little flavor from the pecorino, finish it with a drizzle of olive oil and PERFETTO! An amazingly tantalizing meal! Arugula is a type of lettuce. It is also related to both the radish and the watercress family. It has a faint bite to it much like a radish and believe me it really brings out the flavor in this dish. Other names for this lettuce are:
- Italian Cress
Pasta with Arugula Ingredients:
Italian pasta recipes, why do they taste so good? As I've said 100 times (well maybe 101 times) always include fresh local ingredients. All the flavor in everything you make is in the ingredients that you use!
If you use low quality stuff with no flavor, well guess what? The finished Italian pasta recipe is going to taste low quality and flavorless. You are what you eat and what your food is what you make of it!
(I just made that up! I like it!)
When you're choosing your ingredients try to pick some really good quality products. Spend the extra couple of bucks. I know money can be tight but in the long run it has more flavor so you use less, and it's more nutritious so you eat less.
- 1 lb. of cavatappi, rotini, fusilli or other similar pasta shape
- olive oil, enough to drizzle over the pasta
- 8oz arugula (or a package. How ever it comes in your grocer)
- 2 cups of freshly grated Locatelli
- 8oz of grape tomatoes sliced in half or 3 times depending on the size
- salt and pepper to taste
Preparing your Pasta with Arugula:
Boil a pot of salted water to cook your pasta al dente. While you are waiting for your pasta to cook prepare the rest of your ingredients, which will only take a few minutes.
Place the arugula in a large serving bowl. Now chop your tomatoes. Then grate the pecorino (locatelli) and set it all aside.
When the pasta is completely cooked, drain and immediately pour the pasta over the arugula in the serving bowl. Allow to sit over the arugula for one minute.
Drizzle the olive oil over the pasta and arugula. Now add the chopped tomatoes.
Mix all the ingredients together. Then pour in the pecorino cheese and mix again.
SIMPLE RIGHT? Now you’re ready to…
Vivere, Amare, Ridere e Mangiare Bene
Live, Love, Laugh and Eat Well!
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