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Greek Spinach-Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 2 cup Yield: 12 cups
Prep 25 mins Stand 2 hrs
Greek Spinach-Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans
Ingredients
  • 1 5 - 6  ounce  fresh baby spinach
  • 1 15  ounce can  Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4  ounces  crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4  cup  dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), snipped
  • 2  green onions, chopped
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 2  tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh oregano
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh lemon thyme or thyme
  • 1/2  teaspoon  kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 12  ounces  dried cavatappi or farfalle pasta
  •  Shaved Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese
Directions

1. In a large serving bowl combine spinach, beans, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, garlic, lemon peel and juice, oil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover; let stand at room temperature while preparing pasta or up to 2 hours; stirring occasionally.

2. Shortly before serving, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water. Toss cooked pasta and pasta water with spinach salad mixture. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese. Makes 6 (2-cup) main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (Greek Spinach-Pasta Salad with Feta and Beans)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 408,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 19,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 62,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 17,
  • vit. A (IU) 1701,
  • vit. C (mg) 14,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 206,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 487,
  • Potassium (mg) 498,
  • calcium (mg) 212,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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