Total Time
25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a nice, hearty salad that can be served as a main course for dinner or lunch. Recipe is from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add pasta and cook according to package directions- in the last minute of cooking, drop in broccoli to blanch.
  2. Drain and rinse pasta and broccoli.
  3. In a food processor, puree garlic, add tomato paste, ricotta and balsamic vinegar and process; with machine running, pour in olive oil and process until well mixed.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. In a large serving bowl, toss pasta with broccoli, carrots, zucchin, spinach leaves and dressing and top with cheese.