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
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.
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.
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:)
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!
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!
We loved it.
This is a great recipe. Easy and satisfying. We had enough for left- overs and it was still great. It is definitely a winner.
This was really delicious and a nice change of pace from the same ole same ole. My husband and I both loved it!
It was a hit!
Reviews don't lie. I made this for the first time for a bar-b-que and everyone loved it. This is definitely a keeper.
Very colorful and different. I served it at a party and it went over great, even my husband loved it and he's hard to please. This recipe is a definite keeper!!!!
Wonderful! I used spinach linguine with this for the pasta. The color and flavor both were a big hit with all. Definitely going in my collection.
Loved this salad. It was easy to make and nice and colorful. A great match with scallops.
A Thumbs Up!
Made this recipe for an Easter BBQ. It was quick and easy! The color was great and above all the kids loved it. Putting this in my collection!