Sunday, November 4, 2012

Spinach Pasta Salad

Garlic, cheese, & pasta!  Oh my!  That's all I could think when I saw this recipe.  And how perfect for a work week lunch.

Recipe from Better Homes
Yields 6 servings
227 calories per serving

8 oz whole wheat penne
1 c spinach leaves
1/4 c basil
2 cloves garlic, quartered
2 tbsp parmesan cheese, shredded
salt & pepper, to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp water
1/2 light salad dressing (I used Ranch)

Cook pasta according to package.
Drain & set aside.

Meanwhile, in a food processor combine spinach, basil, garlic, cheese, salt, & pepper.
Add oil & water; cover & blend until nearly smooth.
Add dressing & stir.

Add spinach mixture to pasta & toss until well coated.
Cover & chill for at least 4 hours.

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