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Fusilli & Arugula Salad

Created by: Ashley Torres, Pursuit of Shoes

Springtime is here, and that means there are a lot of delicious and fresh veggies to go around. Try switching up your traditional green salad with pasta this season – you'll be surprised at what a little fusilli can do.

10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves: 4
Ingredients:
  • 10 oz. fusilli pasta
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 3 Tbsp. capers
  • 1½ cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. In a large pot of salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Remove from the heat, drain and place in a bowl to cool.
  2. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl: olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. When your pasta has cooled down completely, add the arugula, tomatoes, capers and basil. Keep cold until ready to serve.
  4. Drizzle your dressing over the pasta until it's coated.
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  6. Add more salt and pepper to taste, if necessary.
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  8. Sprinkle the salad with Parmesan cheese for the final touch.
  9. Bon appétit!

It’s a great salad to share with guests or to serve your family. It’s quick, it tastes great and it can last in the fridge for up to two days. Enjoy!

View Party Plan: Springtime Celebration

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