Sun Dried Tomato Feta Cheese Pasta Salad

It’s picnic season!!  Actually, at the moment it’s still too hot for a picnic but, hey, you can still have a picnic inside – sure, why not!?!  What does everyone seem to bring to a picnic or a potluck?  Pasta salad!!  Well, of course, pasta salad is pretty easy to make and if you bring on the right ingredients you can have a really flavorful side dish.  This is one of my favorite pasta salads and I make this often.  My daughter loves this – yes, this IS kid friendly even though there is red onion and spinach, dice it up small and let the kiddos develop a taste for those wonderful flavors!  I actually served this at my daughters first birthday party.

Sun Dried Tomato Feta Cheese Pasta Salad

  • 1 lb Whole Wheat Fusili Pasta
  • 1 cup Walnuts, toasted
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Red Onion, finely diced
  • 3 cups Baby Spinach, torn
  • 1/2 cup Canola or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain well and rinse under cold water.

In a bowl combine the oil, vinegar, garlic and mustard.

In a large bowl, and I mean a LARGE bowl, combine the spinach, feta cheese, sun dried tomato, onion and toasted walnuts.

Once the pasta has cooled and completely drained stir together the pasta with the spinach mixture and the dressing.

Whitney

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7 comments


  1. The Seattle weather is finally warm enough for a picnic and thats what I plan to do all weekend! This pasta salad looks great and is definitely picnic-perfect…I love the big pieces of fresh spinach and those sun dried tomatoes are dreamy!

  2. What a great pasta dish, this looks delicious! I love using sun-dried tomatoes! :)

  3. yummy looking pasta looks fabulous

  4. One of my favorite healthy combos: sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and feta. I love it in ground turkey made into turkey burgers but your pasta salad is quite appetizing!

  5. Love this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. That looks delicious. Cannot wait to give this recipe a try. Pasta salad is great anytime, anywhere. Come over and visit. We have a wonderful Southern favorite today.

  7. Oh my goodness, I love sundried tomatoes with any form of pasta, this looks scrumptious!

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