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Friday, November 27, 2009

Spinach Ricotta Pasta Salad

This isn't so much of a recipe as leftovers thrown together, but I think it's a good example of how you can turn a few ingredients into multiple meals. This is particularly great when there's only two of you, like there is in our household. Hopefully this just gets your brain turning on how you too can whip random stuff together to make easy meals and get rid of leftovers!

Ryan actually threw this together for dinner one night after we'd made the stuffed portabello mushrooms, but I thought it looked pretty so I snapped a picture and thought I'd post it. I stole a bite too and it was a really good (and healthy!) cold pasta salad!

Spinach Ricotta Pasta Salad

-leftover spinach ricotta mixture
-penne pasta
-2 cups fresh baby spinach
-chopped carrot
-chopped zucchini
-bean sprouts
*could definitely add whatever vegetables you had on hand, this is just what we had

1. Cook penne pasta as directed on the box. Drain, rinse in cool water, and set aside.
2. Pour pasta into a large bowl. Pour spinach ricotta mixture over the pasta and mix well.
3. Add fresh vegetables and mix until blended.
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.