Spinach and Pasta Salad

Spinach and Pasta Salad

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based on 12 reviews
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10 min.
20 min.
4 Servings

Spinach and Pasta Salad has a vivid combination of colors, tastes and textures that complement each other to make this popular Italian-style favorite. Serve this inviting salad as a side dish or easy main dish.


  • 1 package BUITONI Refrigerated Linguine (9 oz.)
  • 5 cups shredded fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 1 cup halved, thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 container BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (7 oz.)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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PREPARE pasta according to package directions. Rinse and drain.

COMBINE pasta, spinach, tomato, onion and pine nuts in large bowl.

COMBINE pesto, lemon juice and salt in small bowl. Add to pasta mixture; toss well. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

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New Family Favorite!!

I made this for the first time at Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. Now I make it about every 2 weeks. Great textures and wonderful flavors. I used boxed linguine instead of the refrigerated and it was just as good.

- Regina from AZ

A different kind of side

My husband asked that I find a cold pasta salad instead of the average potato side and I came upon this recipe. I had a large gathering and everyone loved it! I was asked for the recipe by almost everyone and I make it regularly now.

- Denise from Valparaiso


This recipe was absolutely awesome. I made it for Father's Day and it was most definitly a hit. I added more lemon, a bit more salt and pepper and just had to have my garlic, 2 cloves, crushed with the salt, added to the pesto and lemon before tossing all together. Some feta cheese would be a nice add-in. Maybe even some hot pepper flakes:)

- Terri from West Chester, Ohio

Beautiful presentation

This salad makes a beautiful presentation! The combination of flavors and colors blend perfectly. I doubled the recipe and had difficulty mixing it because of the length of the linguine. Next time I will probably cut the linguine in half to keep it from tangling. My sister loved it for her bridal shower and asked me to make it for the wedding!

- Jeanne Feist from Baltimore, Maryland


This was delicious! I made it with angel hair pasta instead of linguine, and it turned out great. I served it at a dinner party and everyone asked for seconds!

- Kate from Pennsylvania

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 480
  • Calories from Fat: 260
  • Total Fat: 28g (44% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (24% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 45mg (15% of DV)
  • Sodium: 590mg (24% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 46g (15% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g (18% of DV)
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Vitamin A: 80% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 40% of DV
  • Calcium: 25% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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