Spinach Salad with Penne Recipe
Spinach Salad with Penne Recipe photo by Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 mins.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 144 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 269 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, cheese, vinaigrette, pine nuts, basil and pasta. Serve immediately. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Spinach Salad with Penne in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p43

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 144 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 269 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

This is a great salad. I did not use the wheat penne, but that was just a personal preference.

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

It looks like would be good. I have use penne for alot of different thing,but never thought oa salad.

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

I have a very similar recipe using escarole. Using olive oil you toast the pine nuts and remove. Put garlic in and saute till translucent add the escarole and saute till it starts to wilt. Add the balsalmic. I will try it with spinach.

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