Penne with Salad Stuff

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces penne or short fusilli pasta
  • 1 juicy lemon
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Grated rind and puree of a lemon
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Garlic
  • 10 yellow or red cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered (depending upon how large they are)
  • Nice bunch arugula or watercress; well washed, stemmed
  • Salt and crushed red pepper
Directions
  • Bring water to a boil for pasta. Salt water and boil pasta for 10 minutes or until "al dente." Meanwhile in the bottom of a mixing bowl combine about 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, rind and juice of a lemon, mustard to taste and season with salt and crushed red pepper.

  • Mince some garlic, halve or quarter cherry tomatoes and add to bottom of mixing bowl. Cut arugula into chiffonade ( not necessary with watercress). When pasta is done, drain it and return to pasta pot and toss with chiffonade of arugula; add dressing and toss until well combined.


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