03 May 2009

Pesto Pasta with Pea Shoots and Arugula


Everything I brought home from the market was green, green, green. So when 9:00 rolled around last night and I realized I hadn't had dinner and needed to whip something up quickly, I decided to make something green. A salad yes, but something more. I brought out some pesto from the freezer and made this pasta as the side dish for the giant salad of a million mixed greens. Everything tasted so clean and green. It was the closest a meal could come to tasting like a glass of water.

Pesto Pasta with Pea Shoots and Arugula
4 oz rotini pasta
1 ice cube of pesto
4 strands of pea shoots
4 strands of arugula
Prepare pasta as directed; drain; return pasta to the pot and cover; add the ice cube of pesto and allow to melt; add the pea shoots and arugula and allow to wilt. Top with a tiny, tiny bit of cheese.

Salad of Million Greens
several kinds and colors of lettuce
spinach
herbs
mixed greens
microgreens
pea shoots
arugula
chinese radish sprouts
green onions
garlic chives
Top with a tiny bit of cheese and a superfluous splash of dressing if you must.

4 comments:

Mirna said...

I just got hungry. That looks very tasty.

Emily said...

Thanks, Mirna! It was delicious!

tom the farmer said...

With this blog, everything begins with P.

Emily said...

Maybe I should call it "p-arugula" just to be consistent.