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!