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Will's Pasta Primavera

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish 30 mins
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 KitchenNote:
  • You could also use broccoli florets, chopped tomatoes, zucchini and peas.
Nutrition Facts (Will's Pasta Primavera)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 347,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 22,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 49,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 13,
  • vit. A (IU) 3256,
  • vit. C (mg) 71,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 173,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 579,
  • Potassium (mg) 525,
  • calcium (mg) 111,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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