Recipe number 47129 is

Pasta Shells With Lemon Vinaigrette

The ingredients are:
12 each Jumbo Pasta Shells MMMMMFILLING 1 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese, part skim 3 tbsp Chopped fresh chives * 3/4 tsp Black Pepper 2 tbsp Grated Lemon Peel 1/2 cup Very finely chopped Almonds MMMMMLEMON VINAIGRETTE 1/4 cup Lemon juice 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 tsp Dijon Mustard 2 tbsp Chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp Basil 1 each Clove garlic, finely minced

The recipe yield is:
4 Servings

* or 1 T dried chives or 1 chopped scallion GARNISH: Sliced almonds, cherry tomatoes, lemon wedges, fresh basil leaves or fresh parley sprigs, or sauteed pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese, optional. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook pasta until al dente. While pasta is cooking, combine FILLING ingredients in a med bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine VINAIGRETTE ingredients. Set aside. When pasta is done, drain well, rinse under cold water, and drain well again. Toss shells with dressing to coat. Stuff shells with filling mixture, allowing 1 heaping Tablespoon for each. Arrange on serving platter. Drizzle each with some of the remaining dressing. Top with garnish(es) and serve immediately or chill. VARIATIONS: - substitute 6 pieces of lasagna for pasta shells, spread each with filling, then roll up jelly-roll fashion - substitute 1/2 to 1 cup mashed tofu for part of ricotta cheese, or for all of ricotta if you're a real tofu fan ~ in place of Lemon Vinaigrette, use Herbed Tomato Sauce

Main Dish; Pasta; Vegetables

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