Orecchiette with Mixed Greens and Goat Cheese
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 8–10
  • Servings: 1
  • Preparation Time: 20
  • 1 cup dried orecchiette* pasta
  • 2 cups Mediterranean-style mixed salad greens
  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes—packed in olive oil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan, grated—plus more for garnish
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
DIRECTIONS
  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8–10 minutes.
  3. Drain pasta, reserving ½ cup of the water.
  4. In medium bowl, mix the salad greens with the sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, and Parmesan.
  5. Top with warm pasta and ½ cup of the reserved pasta water. Toss to combine and wilt the greens.
  6. Season with a pinch each of salt and pepper.
  7. Garnish with additional Parmesan, if desired, and serve.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
*ORECCHIETTE [oh-rayk-kee-EHT-tay] - Italian for "little ears," referring culinary to tiny disk-shaped pasta.