“Leftover” Pasta Salad - 1 Guiding Stars
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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.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 280; Total Fat 9.5g (13% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2.5g (13% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 10mg (3% DV); Sodium 685mg (30% DV); Total Carbohydrate 34g (12% DV); Dietary Fiber 4.5g (18% DV); Total Sugars 3g; Includes 1g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 12g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 6% DV; Manganese 70% DV; Selenium 60% DV; Vitamin K 60% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/leftover-pasta-salad/
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