Will's Pasta Primavera

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins
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Will's Pasta Primavera
Ingredients
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1
teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
6
ounces dried vermicelli pasta
4
cups arugula leaves
1
large yellow or orange sweet pepper, cut into thin strips (1 cup)*
1
medium carrot, cut into thin strips (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup fresh sugar snap peas
4
red boiling onions, cut into thin wedges
4
ounces thinly sliced ham or prosciutto, cut into 1-inch strips
2
tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
Directions
  1. In a small screw-top jar combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well; set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Place individual portions of cooked pasta on 4 serving plates, forming a nest.
  3. In a large bowl combine arugula, sweet pepper, carrot, pea pods, and onion. Pile into center of pasta nests. Top with ham. Drizzle with dressing. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 4 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Note:

You could also use broccoli florets, chopped tomatoes, zucchini and peas.

Nutrition Facts (Will's Pasta Primavera)
    Per serving:
  • 347 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 22 mg chol.,
  • 579 mg sodium,
  • 49 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 9 g sugar,
  • 13 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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