Greek-Style Pasta Salad with Spinach

Description

Try this colorful, healthy salad and also learn to make a tasty Tomato Basil dressing.

1 hr
4 Servings

Ingredients

1 cup
orange juice
2/3 cup
tomato sauce
6 oz
tomato paste
1 cup
packed fresh basil
2 clove
garlic (minced)
1 tsp
garlic salt
1/4 cup
apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
salt
pepper
8 oz
rotini or rotelle pasta (cooked al dente)
1/2 cup
sliced black olives
1 cup
diced tomato
1/2 cup
feta cheese (crumbled)
1
medium Japanese cucumber (quartered lengthwise and sliced ½" thick)
1
medium green or red bell pepper (diced)
1/2 cup
red onion (slivered)
6 cup
baby spinach
Prep Time:
1 hr
 
Total Time:
1 hr

Instructions

Make the dressing by combining the orange juice, tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, garlic salt, apple cider vinegar and olive oil in a blender or processor. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pulse until the basil is chopped and the dressing has a smooth consistency. Set aside.

Mix together the pasta, olives, tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumber, bell pepper and onion; then season with salt and pepper. Lightly toss with about ½ cup of the dressing and layer on top of the spinach. To serve you can plate servings individually or as one big salad, family style.

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Chef Michi Watarai