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Spinach Pasta Salad

"A unique salad, packed with iron! Your kids will eat spinach, as long as you don't tell them it's spinach. Popeye would have loved this!"
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2 h 25 m servings 334 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 334 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 1167 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, spinach, cheese, red onion and olives.
  3. Whisk together the salad dressing, garlic, lemon juice, garlic salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss. Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve chilled.

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I made this to accompany burgers at our barbecue and a lot of people had seconds. The salad didn't get to chill longer then two hours before we served it and I felt like it really needed to sit ...

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Well, frankly I was disappointed with this and I’m not quite sure why. I did add some chopped tomato for a little more color. I thought the spinach would wilt more than it did, so if I make th...

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I made this to accompany burgers at our barbecue and a lot of people had seconds. The salad didn't get to chill longer then two hours before we served it and I felt like it really needed to sit ...

Super! Delicious! If you have a small to medium red onion slice the whole thing...if it is a HUGE red onion do half ...besides that stick with the directions and you will have a perfect filling ...

I brought this to a potluck for my running club and watched it disappear. I used whole wheat corkscrew pasta, however, and it added a nice texture. Use the biggest bowl you have to mix--until ...

This was delicious, though a bit bland until I added a few extras. We use ricotta salata instead of Feta, sweet vidalia onion instaed of red onion (didn't have a red onion on hand), added a bit ...

I loved this salad! very easy to make. i followed it exactly except i followed the advice to cut down the onion amt. my husband felt that the spinach was a little soggy so next time i will ad...

Perfect pasta salad. A tip on the onions: After chopping, put in a sieve or colander and run cold water over them for 30 seconds, as that will take the "bite" out of them and won't be as overp...

I mixed the pasta salad together and put it in the fridge to wait a few hours before adding the spinach, as another reviewer recommended. But my family started helping themselves before the spi...

This was a great, fresh salad. I used only about 3/4 of the recommended dressing, and don't put it on too far in advanced because the spinach wilts. Also I added four chopped up tomatoes, whic...

THIS WAS DELICIOUS!!! It was a hit at brunch.I got a lot of great feedback. I made a few changes. I used about half of a small red onion(less is better). I love feta cheese so I used an 8 oz co...