Spring Pasta with Baby Arugula and Two Cheeses

Recently, I decided to rent out the extra room in my apartment so tonight, I set up a few appointments to show it to potential renters (future roomies!). I needed the place to look clean and cozy, and I whipped up a batch of spring pasta, to fill the apartment with the lovely smells of a home cooked meal.

Spring Pasta with Baby Arugula
Whole Wheat Rotini
10-15 Stalks of Asparagus
One Tomato
1-2 Cups of White Wine
2 Tablespoons of Dijon Mustard (Grey Poupon preferred!)
Juice from 1 Lemon
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella
A Few Handfuls of Baby Arugula
Sprinkle of Feta Cheese
Olive Oil and Rice Wine Vinegar
Soy Bacon (optional but recommended!)

1. Boil water and cook the rotini
2. While pasta is cooking, add chopped tomatoes, asparagus, white wine, mustard, and lemon juice in a sauce pan. Saute until the asparagus is just soft.
3. Add the cooked pasta to the saucepan, add shredded mozzarella and mix until the cheese begins to melt.
4. In a mixing bowl, toss arugula with olive oil, rice wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
5. Serve the pasta on a flat plate and dress with the arugula salad.
6. Sprinkle with feta cheese and crispy soy bacon
7. Eat awkwardly with potential new roommate (kidding!)


dapeen said...

picture doesn't do it any justice -

Tim said...

Mmm... Maybe I'll make this for Kate and Desi next week.

Shannon Darling Dearest said...

You're cooking Kate and Desi dinner?? So nice! I think this would be a hit.

Allyson said...

That looks so good! Pasta and asparagus is a match made in heaven.

kjp said...

Tim: Yeah! Cook this for us!
Shan: Did they bring their 8 cats and 15 rats? Did you watch some wrestling together and bond over being "normal" people?

Shannon Darling Dearest said...

no, unfortunately. I had visions of having a lot of new little rat friends! we did watch wrestling though - but that's part of my normal routine.