Feta Pasta Salad with Spinach

    20 minutes

    A warm pasta salad with spinach, feta and and black olives. Wilt the spinach by pouring the pasta water over it. I usually serve this warm but it makes a good cold salad as well.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 box (500g) farfalle pasta
    • 1 bunch spinach, washed and torn
    • 60g feta cheese, crumbled
    • 1 red onion, chopped
    • 220g black olives, pitted and chopped
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons (60ml) balsamic vinegar
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Place spinach in a colander. Drain the cooked pasta over the spinach so that the spinach wilts. Shake to drain completely.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, spinach, feta, red onion and olives.
    3. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice and pepper. Pour over salad and toss.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. THIS WAS DELICIOUS!!! It was a hit at brunch. I got a lot of great feedback. I made a few changes. I used about half of a small red onion (less is better). I love feta cheese so I used more.  -  08 Oct 2008


    This is a recipe that is sure to become a family favourite and will be wonderful for summer barbecues and picnics since it can be made ahead of time and looks so pretty and tastes great!!  -  08 Oct 2008


    I brought this to a party and watched it disappear. I used wholewheat fusilli pasta, and it added a nice texture. Use the biggest bowl you have to mix--until the spinach breaks down in the dressing--as the volume is enormous.  -  08 Oct 2008