Rating: 3.17 stars
633 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 133
  • 3 star values: 275
  • 2 star values: 114
  • 1 star values: 34

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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water. In a large bowl, toss pasta with beans and goat cheese.

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  • Make dressing: In a bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and mustard and season with salt and pepper. (To store, refrigerate pasta mixture and dressing separately, up to 1 day.) To serve, toss pasta mixture with dressing, arugula, and onion.

Reviews (9)

633 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 133
  • 3 star values: 275
  • 2 star values: 114
  • 1 star values: 34
Rating: 5.0 stars
08/05/2020
Excellent recipe that can be varied depending on what soft cheese you might have to put in. Satisfying pasta with greens and protein!
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2019
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!
Rating: Unrated
07/09/2012
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!
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08/09/2011
Delicious! We switched out the goat cheese for blue cheese, and it was equally good. Enjoy!
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05/12/2010
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.
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07/07/2009
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!
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06/21/2009
Thank you
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06/17/2009
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).
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06/17/2009
I'm English, can anyone tell me what arugula is in England!
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06/15/2009
This is s delicious salad that's a nice change from typical pasta salads.