Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

I'm not exactly sure where this recipe came from, but I've been making it for years.  It's so easy and makes a ton of leftovers to have throughout the week.  It's also really adaptable and can easily be made vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free (with gluten free pasta.)  So, let's get to it for this week's Taste of Tuesday! 

Fill a large pot of water and bring to a boil.  Add an entire box of pasta (I used fusilli this time, but I use penne or bow tie sometimes.)

First, chop 1/2 of a red onion and place in a LARGE bowl.

Saute some chicken sausage (or omit for vegetarian/vegan.)  Add to bowl.

Add 1/2 jar of oil packed sun-dried tomatoes to the onion.

Add as many olives as you like.  I usually fill one of the small containers at an olive bar with a mix of kalamata and green olives for this.

Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add an entire package of feta cheese (omit for vegan option.)

Add an entire bag of baby spinach to the bowl.
Immediately top with the hot pasta and allow the spinach to wilt and feta to melt.  Mix thoroughly.

Drizzle with good EVOO, red wine vinegar,  and juice from 1 lemon.  Season with salt & pepper.


Serves 6.

1 box of short cut pasta
1/2 red onion
4 chicken sausages
1/2 jar sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 pint container of good olives
1cup crumbled feta cheese
1 bag of baby spinach leaves
juice from 1 lemon
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
Red wine vinegar to taste


  1. This looks amazing! Definitely will be making this. :)

  2. Yum! I love all of the spinach in here. I'm your newest follower!

  3. OMG YUMMM! What a quick, easy, delicious looking dish! I need to make this asap! So glad you linked up with Jess and I!

  4. ahh thanks for such a great tutorial! I am a new cooker and it makes it so much easier to follow picture by picture like this!

  5. yum i am straight up making this!! it look so delicious! yum!!!
    Helene in Between

  6. I love spinach and this would be a new way to eat it. Umm hmm

  7. MMMMM! This looks delicious! I may have to give this a try!

  8. This looks so good! I found your blog through the link-up. I love your blog!

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