Friday, June 18, 2010

greek pasta salad

you will need: a stockpot, a saucepan, a colander, a large mixing bowl, a small mixing bowl, a whisk and a spoon
yields: 4 serving

8 ounces of whole wheat spiral pasta
4 cups raw baby spinach
2 cups green beans, cut in half
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 tomatoes, deseeded and diced
8 kalamata olives, minced
4 oz crumbled feta cheese
4 tablespoons light italian dressing
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

cook pasta according to directions. at the same time, start green beans.

drain pasta in colander and pour into large mixing bowl. stir in spinach when pasta is still hot. set aside to cool.

combine olives, feta, vinegar, italian dressing and cinnamon in small mixing bowl and whisk together.

place red peppers in bottom of colander and drain green beans over them. add to spinach and pasta.

add tomatoes and dressing. stir and serve immediately.

for additional flavor, dice 10 slices of thinly slice salami and add.

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