Oct 24, 2011

How to Boil Water: Spinach, Tomato, and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

So we did have any of these at all last week and not because we ate out. We actually still ate in but we had meals I had already made, so I didn't blog about them clearly because it's already been done. But today started me cooking new meals again, and tonight was one for the favorite books.

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups multigrain rotini pasta
2 cups grape tomatoes
1 (6-ounce) package baby spinach
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
*Italian Dressing
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    2 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or fresh basil
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Rinse with cold water; drain.

Meanwhile, prepare Italian Dressing. Combine all the Italian Dressing ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Then combine with tomatoes.

Add pasta and spinach then top with mozzarella.




This meal was good. I really enjoyed it a lot. It would be good in the summer when you want something light. But it was pretty good now. You can definitely add a protein as your main dish and use this as a side dish. But it's pretty good by itself.

We give this meal four thumbs up. It was quick. It was delicious. It was super super easy.

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