Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pasta and Spinach Salad Medley with Egg

I love making salads with ingredients from all corners of the food pyramid. In this one, you get your grains (pasta), meat/protein (sausage & egg), dairy (cheese), unsaturated fat (olives), and of course, veggies (spinach, broccoli, tomatoes). Oh alright, the candy/sweets group is missing. I suppose you could add a drizzle of honey? Or some chocolate sprinkles...?

Pasta and Spinach Salad Medley with Egg
1/2 cup pasta shells
handful of baby spinach
2 slices sausage, chopped
7-8 olives, sliced
5-6 cherry tomatoes, halved
3 broccoli pieces, chopped
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp basil infused olive oil
1 sunny-side-up egg
salt and pepper

1. Mix pasta and all ingredients excluding egg on a plate. Put in microwave for about 1.5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and spinach is starting to wilt.
2. Get a sunny-side-up egg and place on top of salad. Add salt and pepper to taste. Break the yolk and enjoy!