Greek Spinach-Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans

Greek Spinach-Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans

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  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: 6 Servings

Spinach, pasta, beans and crumbled feta make a colorful and delicious combination.

Ingredients

  • 1 6-ounce package fresh baby spinach
  • 1 15-ounce can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 ounce crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), snipped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh lemon thyme or thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12ounces dried cavatappi or farfalle pasta
  • Shaved Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese to top

Directions

  1. Place the spinach, beans, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, garlic, lemon peel and juice, 3 tablespoons oil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper in a large salad bowl, and toss to combine.
  2. Prepare the pasta according to package directions, drain and then drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Toss to coat and then transfer the pasta to the salad bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the salad with additional salt and pepper to taste, toss once more and then serve topped with shaved Parmesan.

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