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Arugula Pasta with Salsa Cruda
Posted By Ellen Kanner On August 17, 2011 @ 9:23 am In Pasta on the lighter side | 2 Comments
When the produce is fresh and locally grown, fabulous food comes together easily and fast. This summer pasta with a salsa cruda — a simple, no-cook sauce — makes the most of fresh summer tomatoes and peppery arugula. Recipe and photo contributed by Ellen Kanner.
Crush garlic and jalapeño together until they become a coarse paste. Spoon into a medium-sized bowl. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil.
Peel tomatoes by bringing water to boil in a medium pot. Remove from heat, add tomatoes and let them sit for a couple minutes. Remove tomatoes from water. Let them cool enough so you can handle them. Gently pierce them with the point of a knife. Their skins should slip right off.
Dice tomatoes small. Add tomatoes and all their juice to the garlic, chili and lemon mixture. Stir together and add a pinch of sea salt.
Make pasta according to directions and cook until just tender. Remove from heat. Drain well, then return pasta to pot.
Toss with sauce. Add arugula, a handful at a time, tossing lightly until the greens just start to wilt, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Season to taste with additional sea salt and pepper and serve at once.
Ellen Kanner is the Huffington Post’s Meatless Monday blogger,  the syndicated columnist The Edgy Veggie , and contributor to publications including Culinate , Bon Appetit, and Every Day With Rachael Ray as well as her own blog. 
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