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Spinach Feta Pasta Salad

This Spinach Feta Pasta Salad is one of my most-requested recipes! It's one of our family favorites and we enjoy it year round.

This Spinach Feta Pasta Salad is one of my most-requested recipes! It's one of our family favorites and we enjoy it year round.

Is this a healthy recipe?

How do you get my kids to eat cooked spinach? Serve it with their favorite things–pasta, cheese, and olives–and they'll be happy. My three love this easy spinach feta pasta salad.

I consider it a pretty healthy recipe since it's made with wholesome ingredients and it packs a nice punch of nutrients thanks to the spinach!

Is this an easy pasta salad recipe?

This recipe is so easy to pull together. This is my go-to for potlucks and parties, using whatever pasta I have on hand. You can really use any pasta, I love using veggie pasta varieties to add even more nutrition, flavor, and a pop of color.

Can I make this a gluten free pasta salad?

This pasta salad is easily made gluten-free. Just substitute Gluten Free pasta and make sure the Italian dressing is safe as well. Since the rest of the ingredients are naturally gluten free you should be able to enjoy the recipe with whatever kind of pasta you like, even gluten free!

Can I add other vegetables to this pasta salad?

This recipe is so adaptable! Add another vegetable that your family likes or add some cut up cooked chicken to make it heartier.

Spinach Feta Pasta Salad

Yield: 4

Spinach and Feta Pasta Salad

Spinach and Feta Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. Pasta (bow ties are pretty, but I use whatever I've gotten on sale)
  • 1/2 bag Fresh Baby Spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Italian Dressing
  • Small can sliced olives, drained
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed to remove sodium
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta to al dente. At the end of the cooking time, tear the spinach into pieces and throw into the cooking water to wilt.
  • Drain pasta/spinach in a colander, and put back into the pot (removed from heat).
  • Add Italian dressing and stir to coat. Add chopped tomatoes, sliced olives, and garbanzo beans.
  • You can choose to toss the feta into the warm salad (it will melt a bit) or serve it on top as a garnish.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 520mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 8g
    Pasta salads are so versatile and a great thing to know how to make for easy family dinners. Keep a few in your meal planning rotation.

    Another of our faves is Tortellini Chickpea Pasta Salad, another vegetarian dinner.

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    Looking for more easy family meals?

    We love having cold salad recipes on hand for swim practice, meets, and more. Cold salads mean that the kids always have something they can take for their lunches, prepare for their own dinner, and the leftovers are great!

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    This Spinach Feta Pasta Salad recipe is linked up to Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home, Feasting in Fellowship Friday at Comfy in the Kitchen, and Life as Mom's Ultimate Recipe Swap.

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