Whole-Wheat Pesto Pasta Salad
This recipe packs a lot of flavor, with pesto and feta cheese, and it's also a healthy meal, made with whole-wheat pasta and chicken.
- 1 Pound whole-wheat bow tie pasta
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus more if needed
- 1 Cup basil pesto
- 1/4 Cup Italian dressing
- 2 Cups spinach
- 1 Cup shredded grilled chicken
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 Cup feta cheese
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions in a large pot of salted water. Drain the pasta and run it under water. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss well.
Put the pasta in a large serving bowl and stir in the pesto and Italian dressing. Add the spinach, chicken, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Toss to combine. Season the pasta salad with salt and pepper, to taste.
Cover the pasta and refrigerate. If the pasta seems dry before serving, you can stir in another tablespoon of olive oil.