For an absolutely fresh-from-the-garden delight, combine goat cheese with arugula, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, and toss with hot penne pasta.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 5 1/2 ounces goat cheese
- 2 cups coarsely chopped arugula, stems included
- 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces penne pasta
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
Crumble goat cheese into a large serving bowl. Add arugula, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper.
Drain pasta, and toss with goat cheese mixture.