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Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese and Arugula

You can prep the components of this pasta salad in advance -- toss together just before serving. The spicy arugula, creamy goat cheese, and a touch of Dijon mustard give the dish plenty of flavor.

Source: Everyday Food, June 2009
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  • kwilson21
    5 FEB, 2019
    This is excellent! I use whole wheat gemelli and add the goat cheese when I add the dressing and arugula right before serving. It still mixed in well but also leaves some chunks of goat cheese which highlights the goat cheese more than mixing it completely in to pasta and beans. Required 1 1/2x dressing for whole wheat pasta. Everyone always loves it!
  • GirlArizona
    9 JUL, 2012
    One of the best pasta salad recipes ever! So simple to make! I change measurements for ease. I find it important to cook pasta al dente for this recipe to really shine! I use a box of pasta (16oz) and add 1 increment to everything else. 2 cans beans, 4oz goat cheese, 4T oil, 3T vinegar, 3Tsp mustard, 1/2Tsp salt, 1/4Tsp pepper, onion as indicated. I buy a 5oz box of arugula, much more convenient, and although it's not the amount called for it is plenty. Goat cheese and arugula lovers try this!
  • GleeWithThree
    9 AUG, 2011
    Delicious! We switched out the goat cheese for blue cheese, and it was equally good. Enjoy!
  • gonow
    12 MAY, 2010
    I wish they would include the nutrition info. with these recipes. Of course, it might make some of us not want to eat it. This sounds really good, though, and I do plan to try it.
  • hcabats
    7 JUL, 2009
    this was super easy and so yummy! i'm a pretty simple and picky eater and would make this again and again and it would be great for a party too! my kids even tolerated it...yeah!
  • jingosales
    21 JUN, 2009
    Thank you
  • phil46
    17 JUN, 2009
    Arugula is also known as rugola, rucola, roquette, garden rocket, Mediterranean rocket, salad rocket, Roman rocket, or Italian cress (the rockets being a corruption of the French roquette).
  • jingosales
    17 JUN, 2009
    I'm English, can anyone tell me what arugula is in England!
  • jfisher
    15 JUN, 2009
    This is s delicious salad that's a nice change from typical pasta salads.

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