A couple of years ago my good friend Sarah made the most amazing spinach pasta salad. My taste buds told me that she slaved over it....it was THAT GOOD! She was generous enough to share the recipe with me and thankfully it is quite easy to make! Every time I have made it someone asks for the recipe! The secret is the salad dressing - Girard's champagne dressing. Don't use the low-fat one.....use the real stuff! Even my carnivorous husband admits that it's really good! Don't like spinach? Try it...you might just change your mind! (My kiddos will eat it (and actually like it) without the spinach!)
With Sarah's permission here is the recipe as I remember it. :)
1 16 oz. box of bow tie pasta (Farafelle)
1 bag baby spinach
3/4 bottle Girard's champagne dressing
4 oz. Feta cheese
1/3 cup pine nuts (optional)
This is all you need! (Missing - pine nuts.)
- Cook the pasta according to package direction.
- Toast the pine nuts by tossing them in a hot frying pan until the nuts are slightly brown.
- Toss all the ingredients together.
- Refrigerate and serve cold
This picture does not do the salad justice!
Next time I make it I'll take a more appealing pic!