For an absolutely fresh-from-the-garden delight, combine goat cheese with arugula, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, and toss with hot penne pasta.
This salad is shaken, not tossed. All the ingredients – arugula, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and an oil and vinegar dressing – are combined in a plastic bowl with a lid and given a few shakes. Topped with avocado slices, it is very presentable for guests.
Tangy crumbled goat cheese adds a creamy texture to this salad that’s hearty enough to be a vegetarian meal on its own but also pairs perfectly with any main dish.