Ravioli Asparagus Salad (Cows love it)

A unique pasta salad featuring cheese ravioli, fresh asparagus and toasted pine nuts.  A great vegetarian meal that cows are grateful for.


2 - 2 1/2 lbs. frozen cheese ravioli

1 lb. asparagus, washed and trimmed

1 medium tomato, diced

2/3 cup simple Italian dressing with two tablespoons brown mustard whisked in

1/2 cup pine nuts, browned in melted butter and salted

      The Recipe

Bring pasta water to a boil.  Add a handful of salt.  Carefully add ravioli and stir to separate.  Bring back to a boil and cook for about 6 - 8 minutes.  Meanwhile, place asparagus in glass dish with a little water, partially cover and microwave three minutes.  Drain and allow to cool.

Drain ravioli and rinse in cold water until chilled.  Arrange on serving platter.  Top with diced tomatoes.  Place asparagus on top in a pinwheel pattern.  Drizzle dressing over and top with toasted pine nuts.  Serves 6 - 8.



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