Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Salads

Among my favorite things to eat during the hot summer months are yummy cold salads. Last Sunday, we spent the afternoon making several cold salads to eat during the week. 

Here is one of the salads we made, which is a favorite. Its ingredients are simple: whole wheat pasta, chopped spinach, feta and kalamata olives. 

So fresh, so tasty...we eat it as a side salad but it can also be served as a light main course. 

Recipe: 

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
1 tablespoon balsamic vinaigrette
2 garlic cloves, pressed
7 cups whole wheat spiral pasta (cooled)
3 cups chopped spinach
1/2 cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 

 Combine cooked pasta (cooled), spinach, olives and feta. 
Toss with the dressing, which combines the olive oil, balsamic and garlic. 

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