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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

More Green.....

Yes, St. Patrick's day has come and gone but with it officially being spring I thought I'd share a "green" recipe!

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.)

  1. Cook the pasta according to package direction.
  2. Toast the pine nuts by tossing them in a hot frying pan until the nuts are slightly brown.
  3. Toss all the ingredients together.
  4. Refrigerate and serve cold
If taking to a potluck or saving to eat at a later time I would recommend adding the spinach right before serving. If the spinach sits for too long it will get soggy.

This picture does not do the salad justice!
Next time I make it I'll take a more appealing pic!


  1. Thank you for your kind words on my bonnet tutorial... I am honored that you found my all but abandoned blog useful. :)

    I just wanted to pop over and say thanks for your comment, and then I found this fantastic recipe! So, I offer my own thanks for such a great simple salad that I look forward to eating a giant bowl of!!

  2. OMG!!! I love this recipe and I so miss you making it for our play dates!! Thanks for the recipe now I can take it to CA with me :)

  3. Sara - you should start blogging again! Can't wait to try out some of the recipes you have posted!

  4. I love that salad dressing, I don't know what it is but that stuff is great! I made a salad with greens, feta, red onion, mandarin oranges, candied almonds, and that dressing...it's so yummy!

    Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot and ABC & 123


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