Cavatappi with Spinach, Garbanzo Beans, and Feta

Cavatappi with Spinach, Garbanzo Beans, and Feta

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"This is a very simple recipe, yet the flavors are deep and complex. You can substitute penne or any other short pasta for the cavatappi."
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.


  • Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light(R) magazine. All rights reserved.
  • CALORIES 288 (27% from fat); FAT 8.6g (sat 2.3g, mono 4.2g, poly 1.3g); PROTEIN 11.2g; CARB 42.2g; FIBER 4.4g; CHOL 9mg; IRON 3.6mg; SODIUM 334mg; CALC 106


  1. 102 Ratings

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Big hit with my husband-he had three helpings! Super easy and quick too.

Most helpful critical review

this was just ok.

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Big hit with my husband-he had three helpings! Super easy and quick too.

I just love this dish. I made it for a 4th of July picnic as an alternative to traditional pasta salad. The portions of the indredients don't seem to matter much as long as there is enough pas...

I read several of the reviews and did a little tweaking of my own. I added the beans to the boiling noodles during the last 4 minutes of cooking to soften the chickpeas a bit. I used lemon peppe...

If you take the recommendations from other reviewers, this recipe is very nice. I sauteed garlic and mushrooms (cremini and shiitake) in oil, then added the beans and the spinach. The rest was p...

This is a very likeable meal, although I changed it so much it barely resembles the original. Try this for an even better, more greek, pasta dish: saute the garlic and spinach, and throw in some...

Wow, was this good! Because the ingredients were so simple, I wasn't expecting anything that spectacular, but I was pleasantly surprised. I used 3 Tbl. of olive oil and 1/2 cup feta to lower t...

This was so simple and delicious! I forgot to buy lemon, so I used some white wine vinegar and it was fine. Even the kids liked it. I wouldn't have minded an addition of grape tomatoes or cher...

This is an incredibly easy and tasty dish--the only thing I changed was to add some fresh basil--next time I plan on trying it with tomato/basil feta cheese--I'll be making this a lot this summe...

I really enjoyed this dish, it's so light and refreshing, not to mention quick. What a versatile dish! I added grape tomatoes, pine nuts, and like many others, used flavored (garlic and herb) ...

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