Spinach Pasta Salad

Toss pasta and vegetable with pesto mixture to make a delicious salad - perfect for dinner.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (6 oz)
1
small tomato, cut into fourths
1/2
cup basil pesto
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
cups bite-size pieces spinach leaves
2
medium carrots, thinly sliced (1 cup)
1
small red onion, thinly sliced
1
can (14 oz) quartered artichokes hearts, drained, rinsed

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, place tomato, pesto, salt and pepper in food processor or blender. Cover; process 30 seconds.
  • 3 Toss pasta, pesto mixture and remaining ingredients.
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, place tomato, pesto, salt and pepper in food processor or blender. Cover; process 30 seconds.
  • 3 Toss pasta, pesto mixture and remaining ingredients.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Use the packaged already-cleaned spinach found in the salad section of the produce department.

No bow-tie pasta in the pantry? Other medium-size pasta shapes, such as shells, rotini or fusilli, work too.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.