Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe

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Spinach Pasta Salad

Ruth Ann Vokac

By
@mansfieldra

My colleague brought this delightful pasta salad to my home about 20 years ago for a potluck. Everyone raved about it! When I take it to a potluck, I get the same reaction. Sampling it makes believers for this recipe, even if individual ingredients are not favorites!


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Rating:

Serves:

10-20

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1
bag (about 12 oz.) spinach noodles
1/2 c
olive oil, divided
2-3 clove
garlic, minced or grated
1/2 lb
baby spinach leaves
3
green onions, sliced into thin rounds
1/2
green, yellow, or red pepper, diced
2 pt
cherry tomatoes, halved (or comparable amount of diced fresh tomatoes)
1 c
crumbled feta cheese (preferably with tomato and basil)
3-5 sprig(s)
thyme, leaves stripped from stems
1 bunch
basil leaves, cut into thin strips
1/2 c
red wine vinegar
2-3 tsp
dijon mustard

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta as directed on package.
Drain.
2
In a large skillet, put 1/4 cup olive oil and add grated or minced garlic. Cook over low heat for 3-4 minutes. Add drained noodles to skillet, toss, and let cool.
3
In a large salad bowl, add spinach leaves; sliced green onions; cherry tomatoes, halved; diced pepper pieces; thyme, stripped from stems; basil, julienned; and feta cheese. Toss ingredients. Add noodles.
4
In a jar with a tight fitting lid, add 1/4 cup olive oil, red wine vinegar, and Dijon mustard. Tighten the lid and shake to combine.
5
Pour dressing over noodles in salad bowl, and toss all ingredients to distribute the ingredients.
6
Let sit 30 minutes for flavors to combine.

Serve with salad tongs.
7
Note: I can't find spinach pasta at smaller groceries, but I can find the "al dente" spinach pasta brand in larger supermarkets.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy