- Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 348.9
- Total Fat: 17.5 g
- Cholesterol: 10.0 mg
- Sodium: 332.2 mg
- Total Carbs: 40.3 g
- Dietary Fiber: 8.6 g
- Protein: 11.7 g
Spinach Basil Pasta SaladSubmitted by: GEM18TAM
IntroductionModified from allrecipes.com Modified from allrecipes.com
1 box whole grain rotini (or whatever pasta you prefer)
1 9-oz package fresh spinach
2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3-5 cloves garlic, minced (adjust to preference)
1 can low sodium chickpeas (drain and rinse)
1 can black olives (drain and rinse)
1 cup Athenos Tomato Basil Feta (or whatever cheese you prefer)
Salt and pepper to taste, if needed
2. Toss the spinach and basil together in a large bowl.
3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the garlic in the hot oil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add to the bowl with the spinach and basil mixture; toss to combine.
4. Pour in the drained pasta and retoss. Add in chickpeas, olives, and cheese. Re-toss. Chill. I think the feta is salty enough but if you use a different cheese, add salt (and/or pepper) to taste.
(Nutritional info is based on 10 servings).
For a non-vegetarian option, check out the recipe with the same name on allrecipes.com. I did not try that version so I can't vouch for it, but it sounds good.
Number of Servings: 10
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GEM18TAM.