“Leftover” Pasta Salad

Number of Servings: 4 (203 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 10 min.
Leftover Pasta Salad

Make this simple salad from whatever pasta and fresh veg you have hanging about in the fridge for an easy night in the kitchen. Balsamic vinaigrette can pull a wide range of flavors together for a satisfyingly simple dish that cuts down on kitchen waste.


  • 4 cups cooked whole wheat pasta such as penne
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup low-fat Feta cheese
  • ⅓ cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup low-fat balsamic vinaigrette

    Optional Garnishes*:

    • fresh basil leaves


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 203 g

Amount per serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.5g 13%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 685mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 1g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 27g
Protein 12g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 91.2mg 8%
Iron 2.2mg 10%
Potassium 265mg 6%
Vitamin A 86mcg 10%
Vitamin C 9.3mg 10%
Vitamin E 0.7mg 6%
Vitamin K 76mcg 60%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 4.7mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 6%
Folate 55.1mcg 14%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.5mcg 6%
Chloride 37.1mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.3mg 0%
Phosphorus 139.5mg 10%
Iodine 0.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 68.3mg 15%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 35.4mcg 60%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1.5mg 70%
Chromium 0.5mcg 0%
Molybdenum 2.6mcg 6%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Whole Wheat Penne Pasta (whole Durum Wheat Flour), Tomatoes, Reduced Fat Feta Cheese (reduced Fat Feta Cheese (pasteurized Part-skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Vitamin A Palmitate), Powdered Cellulose To Prevent Caking, Natamycin (a Natural Mold Inhibitor)), Spinach, Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (water, Balsamic Vinegar (wine Vinegar, Concentrated Grape Must, Caramel Color, Sulfites), Soybean Oil, Sugar, Distilled Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% Of Garlic, Spice, Onion, Xanthan Gum, Red Bell Pepper, Potassium Sorbate (a Preservative), Paprika, Calcium Disodium Edta To Protect Flavor), Kalamata Olives (kalamata Style Olives, Water, Salt, Vinegar, Olive Oil).

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