Bow-tie Pasta Salad with sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, feta and spinach

Cooking Planit

Ingredients

  • clove garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons  red onion
  • 1 Cup  baby spinach
  • 1/2 Cup  black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup  sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
  • 1 Tablespoon  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Cup  feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Pound  farfell pasta
  •   black pepper
  •   kosher salt

Pack all kinds of favorite flavors into one pasta dish, and voila! You have a total crowd pleaser. This dish is perfect for parties because it can be made ahead and it travels easily.

Directions

Smash the garlic under the side of your chef's knife to remove the peel. Mince the garlic, then place in a large mixing bowl.

Finely chop a red onion to measure the indicated amount. Place in the large bowl with the garlic.

If you bought whole olives, slice them thinly to measure the indicated amount. Add to the garlic and red onion.

Pile the spinach leaves on top of each other and slice thinly into strips to measure the indicated amount. Add garlic, red onion and olives.

Slice the sun-dried tomatoes thinly to measure the indicated amount. Add to the garlic, red onion, olives and spinach.

Fill a large pot 2/3 high with water and cover. Place over high heat. Proceed with next step as water comes to a boil.

Once water is boiling, add 1 tablespoon of salt and stir in the farfalle pasta. Cook until tender but with a slight bite, about 11 minutes, or according to the package instructions.

After you strain the pasta, place it in the bowl with the garlic, red onion, olives, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Add the olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well.

Place the pasta in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 10 minutes or while you finish preparing the rest of the meal.

Just before serving, remove the pasta from the refrigerator and stir in the crumbled feta. Transfer to a serving bowl or dinner plates. Ready to eat!
 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

379 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

19%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 14g 22%
  • Carbs 50g 17%
  • Saturated 6g 32%
  • Fiber 3g 14%
  • Sugars 6g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 14g 28%
  • Cholesterol 33mg 11%
  • Sodium 481mg 20%
  • Calcium 228mg 23%
  • Magnesium 58mg 14%
  • Potassium 437mg 12%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 2mg 14%
  • Phosphorus 264mg 38%
  • Vitamin A 88µg 10%
  • Vitamin C 7mg 11%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 24%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 15%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 43µg 11%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 11%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 42µg 53%
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