Pasta + Salad = Pasta Salad (quite literally!). Combining pasta with your favorite salad makes it more filling and stretches those expensive greens!
$7.67 recipe / $1.27 serving
5 ozbagspring mix/baby greens $2.00
6ozwide egg noodles "dumplings"$0.78
1canartichoke hearts in water, not oil$2.09
1pintgrape tomatoes $1.98
1/2cupItalian dressing $0.45
1/3cupgrated parmesan $0.31
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and cook the egg noodles according to the package directions (boil for 5-10 minutes). When they are done, drain them in a colander.
While the pasta cooks, empty the bag of spring mix into a large bowl. Drain and roughly chop the artichoke hearts and add them to the bowl. Wash and slice the grape tomatoes in half then add to the bowl.
At this point the pasta should be done cooking and draining. Shake the colander a bit to make sure all excess water has dripped away. Add the pasta, italian dressing and Parmesan cheese to the bowl.
Mix well and serve! I love how the warm pasta juxtaposes the cool vegetables in this dish. It is fantastic when served immediately. I ate leftovers of it today at lunch and microwaved it for 30 seconds or so. It was still lovely even though the greens wilted just a bit!
Pasta Salad (literally) https://www.budgetbytes.com/2009/12/pasta-salad-literally/