Lemon Ricotta Spring Pasta Salad

By Shaina Wizov
April 16, 2015
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Author Notes: Spring is here! No more hot soups and heavy casseroles — we’re all craving light, bright and refreshing food, and this Lemon Ricotta Spring Pasta Salad is just that! Whole Grain Pasta, beautiful heirloom cherry tomatoes, and one of my favorite spring veggies — asparagus all wrapped up bright and refreshing flavors of fresh lemon juice, lemon infused olive oil and ricotta cheese.

This recipe was originally posted on Take A Bite Out of Boca. Read more at http://takeabiteoutofboca.com/2015/04/lemon-ricotta-spring-pasta-salad.html
Shaina Wizov

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 box 1 box Jovial Foods Whole Grain Einkorn Penne Rigate, cooked according to package directions and cooled completely
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon infused olive oil
  • 8 ounces fresh asparagus, blanched
  • 8 ounces red and yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

Directions

  1. Combine ricotta, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
  2. Add cooked and cooled pasta, blanched asparagus and cherry tomatoes to a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the ricotta mixture and toss until the pasta and vegetables are coated.
  4. Sprinkle with fresh thyme.
  5. Serve cold.

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