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Feta, Spinach and Pecan Pasta Salad Recipe

December 27th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Feta, Spinach and Pecan Pasta Salad Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 8ouncesfresh spinach, washed and trimmed
  2. 4plum tomatoes, chopped
  3. 2teaspoonsfresh thyme, chopped
  4. 6tablespoonsolive oil(good quality)
  5. 12ouncespenne pasta
  6. 2mediumzucchini, julienned
  7. 2tablespoonsolive oil (optional)
  8. 8ouncesfeta cheese, crumbled
  9. 1/2cuppecans, toasted

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut spinach into 1/2″x3″ strips.
  2. Combine spinach, tomatoes, thyme, and 6 Tbsp olive oil in bowl; toss gently and season lightly with pepper, if desired.
  3. Cook pasta in boiling water 8 min, or al dente.
  4. Remove from heat (do not drain) and stir in zucchini; let stand 15-20 seconds.
  5. Drain and rinse with cold water; combine with spinach mixture and toss well.
  6. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil, if desired.
  7. Add feta and pecans; toss to mix and season with salt if desired.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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