Pimiento Arugula Pasta Salad

Notice that I am posting salads. I’m thinking that the lighter the meal, the more we can splurge on desserts..almost like drinking diet cola alongside that piece of chocolate cake. Save calories when you can, allowing us to end our evening on a much loved dessert. Am I the only one that thinks like that?

This salad looks amazing.

1 (16 oz) package penne pasta

1/3 cup oiive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 large shallot, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

2 teas honey

2 (4 oz) jars Dromedary pimientos, drained

1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped

4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

1/3 cup sliced fresh basil

1/2 (4 oz) package arugula

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water. Drain and set aside.

Whisk together olive oil and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add pasta, pimientos and next 3 ingredients into oil mixture.

Cover and chill until ready to serve. Stir in arugula just before serving.

Serves: 6-8 2015-04-13 18.05.33

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