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Tomato and Arugula Pasta for One

March 18, 2011

Last night, AAM went to a bachelor party for one of his best friends. I picked up Serafina at 2:30 from her school, after a day of teaching every class period and no lunch,  we still had our entire day ahead of us. I needed a place where she couldn’t get into moving boxes and chaos, so we went to the mall.  After trying on dresses for a wedding and realizing I will never get into my old size, spilled cheerios, lots of crying (by both of us), and returning during rush hour traffic, I was spent. I almost avoided dinner altogether, and then I remembered a family favorite. This meal is a quick and easy dish based off of my family’s Italian restaurant Landini‘s. The dish is no longer on the menu, but when we go they always quickly make the Salmons a plate.  I even made it with day old plain pasta (which I had cooked for Serafina), so you can just use leftovers for this dish. Enjoy it with a good glass of white wine.

Tomato and Arugula Pasta

  • 1 tb olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of onions
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped arugula
  • 1 cup of re-heated cooked pasta
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes’
  • sprinkle of pecorino romano (optional)

1. Saute the onion in olive oil over medium high heat.

2. Throw the tomatoes on top, let simmer.

3. Once the tomatoes simmer down a bit, throw in the arugula, and let cook. Sprinkle the red pepper flakes, pepper, and salt on top. Let simmer.

4. Throw the tomato and Arugula on top, and serve (cheese sprinkled on top optional).

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