Tuesday, September 28, 2010

cherry pasta recipe

I tried the cherry pasta recipe Free People featured on their blog.  If you haven't taken a gander at the Free People blog, you should pop on over.  I enjoy the Monday Quotes, the Tuesday Tunesday and now this sublime cherry pasta recipe.

                            [picture via Free People]

  • 1 serving udon noodles
  • 1 T evoo, plus more for sautéing
  • 1/3 c sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/3 c white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 c arugula
  • a few cherries, quartered
  • 2-3 T chopped walnuts
  • a few fresh basil leaves
  • grated parmesan
1) Bring balsamic vinegar to a boil in saucepan.  Boil for 5 minutes to reduce; remove from heat and let cool 5 to 10 minutes, until it thickens.  [You're making a balsamic reduction.]
2) Sauté onion over medium heat until browned.  Add arugula and sauté until wilted.
3) Cook udon noodles according to package directions.  Drain and return to pot.
4) Toss noodles with olive oil, onion, arugula, cherries, and walnuts.  Transfer to plate; drizzle with balsamic reduction.  Garnish with basil and parmesan, if desired.

I changed a few items in the recipe to cater it to my personal diet restrictions.  I used Brown Rice pasta and sauteed my onions and arugula in coconut oil.  The health benefits of this recipe are stellar and it tastes yummy too!  Try it!

until next time,

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