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

Cooking Planit


  • 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.


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!


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:



  • Fat 56g 87%
  • Carbs 199g 66%
  • Saturated 26g 130%
  • Fiber 14g 54%
  • Sugars 23g
  • Monounsaturated 22g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 56g 113%
  • Cholesterol 134mg 45%
  • Sodium 1,922mg 80%
  • Calcium 910mg 91%
  • Magnesium 231mg 58%
  • Potassium 1,748mg 50%
  • Iron 9mg 52%
  • Zinc 8mg 56%
  • Phosphorus 1,057mg 151%
  • Vitamin A 352µg 39%
  • Vitamin C 27mg 45%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 41%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 94%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 40%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 59%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 171µg 43%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 42%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 20%
  • Vitamin K 169µg 211%
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