Spinach Basil Pasta Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • 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

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Modified from allrecipes.com Modified from allrecipes.com
Number of Servings: 10


    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


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

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.

5. Enjoy!

(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.

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