Orecchiette Salad with Roast Beef

From Food Network Magazine Great Easy Meals by Food Network Magazine. Copyright (c)2011 Food Network Magazine, LLC. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.
TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 8 ounces orecchiette pasta
  • 1 cup bocconcini (small mozzarella balls), halved
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 8 small sweet marinated peppers (such as Peppadew), quartered
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or basil
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Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs; drain but don't rinse.

Meanwhile, combine the bocconcini, artichokes, marinated peppers and mint in a serving bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, and salt and pepper to taste and toss. Add the pasta and toss again.

Just before serving, stir in the arugula and roast beef. Season the salad with pepper.

Per serving: Calories 500; Fat 22 g (Saturated 7 g); Cholesterol 49 mg; Sodium 548 mg; Carbohydrate 51 g; Fiber 3 g; Protein 26 g

Notes

Shop at the deli case for this recipe. It's a great place to find prepared ingredients, like marinated vegetables.
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