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Mediterranean Penne Pasta salad with spinach

This Mediterranean spinach salad with pasta, spinach, and feta is served with an easy spinach salad dressing. A Delicious Penne Pasta salad with spinach!

spinach salad dressing, Penne Pasta salad with spinach

 

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Do you choose the greens first in a salad and then add other veggies?  Or do you open the fridge and search for veggies and then grab the greens? What about fresh spinach?   If you told your family, you are choosing fresh spinach, do you hear groans? Most spinach salads have the same ingredients, onions, eggs, and bacon and it is delicious but does it have that wow factor that silences all those groans?  Don’t get me wrong, I am a traditionist in most things and I love a great spinach salad but I also like to shake our meals up a little.

This penne pasta salad with spinach is the main dish in itself.  It’s loaded with penne, fresh veggies, feta cheese and topped with a homemade vinaigrette dressing.

 

How to Make this Mediterranean spinach salad with Pasta:

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Mediterranean spinach salad

 

Make your Mediterranean spinach salad with whole grain penne pasta, ripe olives, fresh tomatoes, fresh spinach, and feta.   Then top it with a homemade easy spinach salad dressing below.  

 

How to make an easy spinach salad dressing:

 

 

Spinach Salad with Pasta, easy spinach salad dressing

 

Make your dressing with wine vinegar, virgin olive oil, parmesan cheese, and fragrant herbs.   Shaken together, it created an emulsion of flavors that would accent any salad.

*Tip:   Use this dressing as a marinade for chicken or fish

 

 Penne Pasta salad,

 

Most meals we have a salad, either with a wrap for lunch or to start off our evening meal.   We love plain lettuce and tomato salad but sometimes we wish for something different and this Spinach Salad with spinach and feta satisfied that wish.

Of course, this salad could also be the main dish and would make a great Meatless Monday meal.  Also this Fresh Spinach and Pasta salad is also very versatile, add grilled chicken breast, beef or tuna to turn this into a main dish.

 

If you like this Penne Spinach Salad with Pasta then try these:

 

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Spinach Salad with Pasta

This Mediterranean spinach salad with pasta, spinach, and feta is served with an easy spinach salad dressing. A Delicious Penne Pasta salad with spinach!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Salad with Pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 555kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 6 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 4 oz feta cheese crumbled
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced

For the Vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Cook pasta accordingly to packages directions, (al dente), drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
  • Whisk the ingredients for the vinaigrette together
  • In a large salad bowl, add cooled pasta, baby spinach, tomatoes, feta cheese, onions, and black olives
  • Add vinaigrette and toss well to coat evenly

Nutrition

Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3398IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 3mg


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Paula Schlotterbeck

Monday 30th of January 2017

This salad looks wonderful- how many servings does the recipe make? Thanks for the recipe!