I have a weakness for Pasta Salad – of pretty much any sort. This one is light and fun and has a great mix of flavors!
I call it my Easy Summer-y Pasta Salad. Try not to envy my super creative Recipe Naming Skills. ;)
It’s full of tomatoes, spinach, bacon, feta, and yummy pasta!
Here’s what you’ll need to make it.
1/2 of a 16 oz box of Cavatappi Pasta (you can substitute whatever you’ve got on hand but I love these little curls)
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
3 slices of bacon, cooked
1/2 bunch of fresh spinach
3-4 oz crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup garlic olive oil
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
a pinch of red pepper flakes – or more if you like it spicy
salt and pepper to taste
Start by cooking your pasta until it is just al dente. You want it cooked but still with a little bite to it.
Refrigerate until cool.
While your pasta is chillin’, chop your bacon, spinach and cherry tomatoes.
Once your pasta is cooled, mix in your veggies, bacon and add the teaspoon of italian seasoning.
Add in your garlic olive oil, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste. (Which means keep tasting until you have enough salt and pepper. My favorite step. :)
Fold in your Feta cheese gently.
And that’s it!! Soooo easy right?
You can serve immediately or you can pop it back in the fridge until you’re ready to eat!
Pretty tasty looking right? It totally is. ;)
I’d love to know – do you have any favorite salads? I’m always looking for more fun ideas to try!
This looks so yummy! I love summer pasta salads. I’m featuring this tomorrow and I can’t wait to try it!
Wow! It looks beautiful! It’s a very photogenic dish! lol! We love pasta salad, it’s a great side to any main course….or sometimes it is my main course! Thanks for sharing – I like seeing recipes just as much as the craft stuff!
Heather R. says
This salad looks so yummy…I just wish I liked tomatoes! LOL! Maybe I will have to give it a try without the tomatoes though.
What a pretty salad – and it sounds delicious too (except for the feta – me no likea da feta).
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
You had me at pasta! But then you had to go and add the tomatoes and feta and bacon… I’m smitten!
I’m always on the lookout for a good pasta salad recipe and this looks amazing.
If you don’t mind I”m gonna make this for our next gathering.
Thanks for sharing.
Yuuumm! This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it out.
Sharon B says
One I do is pasta, chopped cucumber, cherry tomatoes, vinegarette dressing, bite sized bits of red pepper and tinned tuna. Sorry no measurements, I just kinda throw it all together – my kids love it – great for picnics with a glass of wine. I guess its just a variation on yours
Sharon B says
Sorry thought I’d better add – the wine is for adults, the kids have juice!
The Answer Is Chocolate says
Yum yum yum! Definitely pinning this to try! Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House!
Looks and sounds incredible!