Arugula Pasta Salad

This is so easy and delicious. Full of protein, long-lasting carbohydrates for fuel, and some zesty olives for flavor. This quick meal will keep you going.

What you need:

Large bunch arugula, washed and coarsely chopped

Cup dry brown rice penne (or any short pasta)

Cup dry French lentils

Handful of mixed olives, chopped, or about three tablespoons olive tapanade

Oregano, basil, and crushed red chili pepper flakes to taste

Splash of olive oil

Splash of lemon juice

What To Do:

Set the lentils to boil. They take about 15 minutes to cook. Set pasta to boil about 5 minutes after you set the lentils. 

Place arugula in a large bowl with olive oil and lemon juice.  Drain lentils and pour them over the arugula.

Drain pasta and rinse with cool water to remove excess starch. Add drained pasta, olives or tapanade, and seasonings to the bowl.

Using a fork, gently begin to fold in the pasta.

Serve and enjoy!