My husband really likes balsamic vinegar, and I’m a fan of sundried tomatoes, so this pasta salad was a hit with both of us!

pasta salad sundried tomatoes, Pasta Salad, Joyful Homemaking

It’s loaded with lots of yummy things like artichokes and garlic and feta cheese.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 ounces of rotini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 3 ounces (large handful) fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 10 ounces grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup or more of sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 ounces of feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 14 ounce can of marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • optional: thinly sliced red onion, or cucumber chunks

DRESSING:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

pasta salad sundried tomatoes, Pasta Salad, Joyful Homemaking

In a large bowl, add the cooked, drained and cooled pasta, sundried tomatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, basil, artichokes, feta and mozzarella cheese.

pasta salad sundried tomatoes, Pasta Salad, Joyful HomemakingMix well and then you are ready to make your dressing.

pasta salad sundried tomatoes, Pasta Salad, Joyful Homemaking

Mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and lemon juice really well and pour over salad.

pasta salad sundried tomatoes, Pasta Salad, Joyful HomemakingToss well, and chill before serving. This makes a huge amount, probably enough for eight, depending on serving size.

pasta salad sundried tomatoes, Pasta Salad, Joyful HomemakingI served it with breadsticks, and my hubby had chicken breast on top of his salad!

pasta salad sundried tomatoes, Pasta Salad, Joyful Homemaking
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Pasta Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 8
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces of rotini pasta (cooked and drained)
  • 3 ounces large handful fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 10 ounces grape tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 1/2 cup or more of sundried tomatoes (chopped)
  • 4 ounces of feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 14 ounce can of marinated artichoke hearts (drained and chopped)
  • optional: thinly sliced red onion (or cucumber chunks)
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the cooked, drained and cooled pasta, sundried tomatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, basil, artichokes, feta and mozzarella cheese.
  • Mix well and then you are ready to make your dressing.
  • Mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and lemon juice really well and pour over salad.
  • Toss well, and chill before serving. This makes a huge amount, probably enough for eight, depending on serving size.

pasta salad sundried tomatoes, Pasta Salad, Joyful HomemakingHope you enjoy!

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6 Comments

  1. Hi Margo,
    I just love your salad and the combination of flavor. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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