Ravioli salad with balsamic vinaigrette

7
7
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Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
48 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
You probably would never think to include ravioli in your salad, but once you try this recipe, you'll find yourself making it over and over again. They're the over-the-top croutons you never knew you missed. After coating the ravioli in a breadcrumb-cheese-buttermilk mixture, let them bake in the oven until they're nice and crispy. The salad comes together in minutes and features a simple dressing of olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss with the ravioli, peppery arugula, grape tomatoes, and orange bell peppers, and that's all you have to do to enjoy this unique twist on an everyday salad.

Ingredients

seasoned breadcrumbs

¼ cup(s)

grated Pecorino Romano cheese

1½ Tbsp

low-fat buttermilk

cup(s)

low-fat cheese ravioli

11 oz, (12 large pieces), frozen

olive oil

1 Tbsp

white balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp

garlic clove(s)

1 small clove(s), crushed through garlic press

table salt

¼ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

arugula

5 oz, 1 (5-oz. bag), baby variety

grape tomatoes

1 cup(s), halved

orange bell pepper

1 medium, thinly sliced

olive oil cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil.
  2. Combine bread crumbs and pecorino in shallow bowl. Put buttermilk in another shallow bowl. Working with 2 ravioli at a time, dip in buttermilk, then crumb mixture, pressing gently to coat. Arrange ravioli on prepared baking sheet in single layer. Lightly spray ravioli with olive-oil nonstick spray. Bake until golden and crisp, about 13 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes to cool before serving.
  3. Meanwhile, to make dressing, whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and black pepper in large bowl. When ravioli are done, add arugula, tomatoes, and bell pepper to dressing and toss to coat.
  4. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates; top each with 3 ravioli.
  5. Serving size: generous 1 cup salad and 3 ravioli

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