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Spinach Pasta Salad

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Spinach Pasta Salad
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6
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Delicious dinner ready in 35 minutes. Enjoy this colorful salad made using spinach and pasta – a wonderful meal.

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

Directions

  • 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.
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.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
110
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
(
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
560mg
23%
Potassium
500mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
25%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
9g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%
110%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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