Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Tomato and Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tomato and Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe



We just celebrated my niece Grace's 13th birthday. My brother in law Jeff smoked some chicken and she picked out the side dish to go with it. I just loved how this salad turned out. It is very light and summery! We are huge pasta salad lovers, so this is right up our alley. Hope you enjoy it too!


 Tomato and Spinach Pasta Salad (print recipe)

What you need:
12 ounces mini bowtie pasta, cooked according to package directions, and rinsed in cold water
3 cups baby spinach
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup scallions, sliced
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine pasta, spinach, tomatoes and scallions. In a small bowl whisk lemon juice, mustard, garlic, olive oil, and sugar until combined. Drizzle sauce over pasta, add parmesan, salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat the pasta. Chill until serving! 

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This recipe was shared at:
Tomato Blog Hop at Katherine Martinelli
Recipe of the Week at Family Fresh meals
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Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday at DJ's Sugar Shack
Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch
Totally Tasty Tuesday at Mandy's Recipe Box
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef  in Training
Manic Monday at Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Makin You Crave Monday at Flour Me With Love
Mix it up Monday at Flour Me With Love
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Church Supper at Everyday Mom's Meals
Foodie Friends Friday at A Lil Country Sugar
Weekend Potluck at The Country Cook
Thursday's Treasures at Recipes For My Boys
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Piece O Cake at Loving this Crazy Life
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


34 comments:

  1. THis is ideal. I love these pasta salads with things that are in season. YUM!

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    1. I agree! These types of recipes are what summers all about! :)

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  2. This is my kind of pasta salad! Delicious!

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    1. Thank you! It is such an easy one to put together!

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  3. I love spinach and tomato combos ... Idk why, but I never thought about putting them in a pasta salad! Pinned :)

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  4. Hi Sheena....so delicious looking with all my best flavours...will make this at the weekend...have a great day and thank you xoxo

    Beverley

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    1. Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by Beverley!

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  5. My kind of summer dinner :) Looks delish! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.

    Michelle

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  6. love light pasta salads like this oh so yummy

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  7. Hi Sheena,
    Your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. I think pasta and spinach should be married.....They go so well together. The salad looks fabulous! Thank you for linking to Foodie Friends Friday.

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  9. Sheena~ We too are huge pasta salad lovers. I have some homegrown tomatoes sitting on my counter and I know what side we are having with our Sunday supper. Thanks so much for being so faithful to the Weekend Potluck and linking such delicious dishes! Have a terrific weekend!
    ~Kim

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    1. This would be amazing with garden fresh tomatoes!! I can't wait until mine are ready! Thanks so much for hosting :)

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  10. This salad looks really good. We love pasta here as well! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back next week with another GREAT recipe!

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  11. Great recipe... Can't wait for my tomatoes to be ready so that I can try this... think it would be better with fresh garden tomatoes. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.
    marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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    1. I can't wait to make this when my tomatoes in the garden are ready!

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  12. This looks like a tasty and healthy recipe! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  13. This just screams summer yumminess!! Thank you for sharing it on Manic Monday!

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  14. The subject of this week's Food on Friday is Salad. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link .

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  15. oh yum!!! and how perfect now with all the garden tomatoes. looks so pretty too. thanks!!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    a great picnic dish!

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