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Spinach Penne Salad

 Spinach Penne Salad
This bridal shower beauty will shine as is, or double the vinaigrette and use half to marinate and grill chicken breasts. Slice and add to the salad. —Benice Silver, Carmel, Indiana
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe or Greek olives

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain
  • and rinse in cold water; drain again.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients. In
  • a large bowl, combine the pasta, spinach, tomatoes, feta cheese,
  • onions and olives. Add vinaigrette; toss to coat. Serve immediately.
  • Yield: 10 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 327 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 11 g protein.
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