Pasta Salad with Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Arugula

Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 12 min Other time: 5 min Serves: 4 7 points plus

Pasta Salad with Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Arugula
Pasta Salad with Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Arugula

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servings

Ingredients

  • 6

    oz uncooked bow tie pasta, also called farfalle

  • 1/2

    tsp table salt, for cooking pasta

  • 2

    cup(s) arugula, baby leaves, stems removed

  • 1

    Tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 1

    Tbsp olive oil, extra-virgin

  • 1/4

    tsp table salt

  • 1/4

    tsp black pepper

  • 1

    cup(s) grape tomatoes, halved

  • 2

    Tbsp chives, fresh, minced

  • 3

    Tbsp blue cheese, crumbled

  • 2

    Tbsp chopped walnuts, toasted*

Directions

Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions; remove 1 tablespoon of pasta cooking water and save for dressing. Drain pasta and place in a large serving bowl. Immediately add arugula to drained pasta and toss well. Cover bowl and set aside until arugula is limp, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a cup, stir together vinegar, oil, reserved tablespoon pasta cooking water, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; set aside. Add tomatoes and chives to pasta salad; pour dressing over top and toss well. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.

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