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Spinach Salad with Penne

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 mins.

Makes

9 servings

Loaded with fresh greens, this delightful pasta salad fits the season perfectly. Lynnell Lowney - Waunakee, Wisconsin
Spinach Salad with Penne Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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