So I wish I could say that, in my absence from blogging these last few
This is a recipe I saw on the cover of Cooking Light five (yes, FIVE) years ago, and have wanted to try ever since. I have no excuse for why it's taken me this long, because I literally see that particular magazine issue all the time (it has several favorite recipes of ours). And every time I do, I look longingly at the cover and sigh. But finally, on to the recipe!
Its beautiful colors and summery flavors drew me in immediately, and I just love any pasta shape that can properly be called a ribbon! Pappardelle is so much fun! I cheated a little and boiled flat lasagna noodles (then cut with a pizza cutter) to make my pasta, but you can usually find good pappardelle in any supermarket (not mine, obviously, but that's a different story for another day!)
My picture does not quite do it justice, but you'll get the idea if you click over to the recipe. My only notes on this one are that I did not use bacon (just didn't have it), and I used my own homegrown tomatoes. You almost can't overdo the lemon juice, because you want it to have a lot of zing, and the salty parmesan will balance the acidity nicely.
Even if you think you don't like arugula, give it a try. It really has a nice but subtle flavor, and is integral to this dish (though you could substitute spinach if you just want to!)
Hope you enjoy and for more yummy recipes, check out Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Lisa and Lana!