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Spinach Sundried Tomatoes Pasta Salad

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This bright and colorful Spinach Sundried Tomatoes Pasta Salad is packed with flavor, texture and nutrition - a vegetarian recipe that everyone will love!

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Spinach Sundried Tomatoes Pasta Salad

Pasta salads are made for the spring and summer time. They’re cold, refreshing and the flavor combinations are endless! So, I find myself making one a week around Friday using whatever I have leftover in the fridge. The result is a load of nutrition packed pasta salad with the carbs we all crave but with enough protein and vegetable servings to take away any guilt associated with pasta. P.S. 19 grams of protein per serving thanks to those chickpeas baby!

This Spinach Sundried Tomatoes Pasta Salad makes for easy peasy lunches over the weekend or a perfect side dish for grilling chicken or fish outside. Just buy a jar of simple sundried tomatoes with minimal ingredients and that alone takes care of all the flavoring you’ll need for this dish! Make this once and you’ll always keep sundried tomatoes a staple in your pantry to make it again and again.

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This bright and colorful Spinach Sundried Tomatoes Pasta Salad is packed with flavor, texture and nutrition - a vegetarian recipe that everyone will love!
Spinach Sundried Tomatoes Pasta Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
This bright and colorful Spinach Sundried Tomatoes Pasta Salad is packed with flavor, texture and nutrition - a vegetarian recipe that everyone will love!
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pasta Salad, Vegetarain Pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 385 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • 12 oz ditalini pasta or pasta of choice
  • 1 7 oz. jar sundried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas rinsed/drained
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water until no longer hot.
  2. In a large bowl, pour the complete contents of the sundried tomatoes jar with the oil from the jar included. Mix in the crushed garlic and the red wine vinegar and slightly whisk the ingredients until well incorporated to create the dressing for the pasta salad.
  3. Add the pasta to the bowl that contains the dressing and toss together.
  4. Add the chickpeas and the fresh baby spinach and toss again to combine. Carefully add more olive oil if needed until the pasta salad is coated to your liking.
  5. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste, if you desire. You can keep out the Parmesan cheese to make this a vegan option.
  6. Enjoy this hot or cold, and store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5-6 days.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Sundried Tomatoes Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 337mg 14%
Potassium 1558mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 74g 25%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 15g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 16.5%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 10.5%
Iron 29.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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