This light pasta salad makes a perfect portable lunchtime meal.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain.

  • Meanwhile, chop garlic. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and drag the blade of a large knife at an angle across mixture until a paste forms. Add garlic paste to a small bowl, along with mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest and juice, and artichoke marinade; whisk to combine and season with salt and pepper.

  • Return pasta to pot, add artichokes and dressing, and toss, adding enough pasta water to create a light sauce that coats pasta; stir in Parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until chilled, 1 hour (or overnight); toss with escarole to serve.

Cook's Notes

Pack Strategy
Tote escarole separately or layer it on top of pasta to prevent sogginess.