Whole-Wheat Pasta Salad with Walnuts and Feta Cheese

Total Time:
1 hr 2 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound whole-wheat fusilli or other spiral shaped pasta
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain the pasta, rinse it under cold water, and put it in the refrigerator to chill.

  • In a dry saute pan toast the walnuts over a medium-high flame until they are fragrant, about 2 minutes. Set the walnuts aside to cool then chop them coarsely.

  • In a large bowl, toss together the chilled pasta, walnuts, feta cheese, onion, and spinach. In a small bowl whisk the oil, vinegar, garlic and mustard. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.


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