Bow Tie & Spinach Salad

“With pasta salad, it’s easy to change up ingredients. We like to add grilled chicken and pine nuts, and sometimes we substitute black beans for the garbanzo beans.” —Julie Kirkpatrick, Billings, Montana

Bow Tie & Spinach SaladPhoto: Taste of Home
Bow Tie & Spinach Salad
Bow Tie & Spinach Salad
Servings Prep Time
6servings 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 30minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add beans, vegetables, cheese, olives and basil to pasta. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with salt; toss to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts.
Recipe Notes

Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 318 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 661mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fibre), 13g protein.

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.