Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomato

Spinach, feta, red onion and tomato team up to add lots of flavor to this tasty Spinach Pasta Salad! I used bowl-shaped orecchiette pasta but any shape works great!

Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomato

Simple Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomato

This pretty pasta salad features the totally underrated (yet absolutely amazing!) orecchiette pasta.

With the help from built-in ridges and a perfect little bowl shape, this pasta holds dressings and sauces like a dream and is fabulous for everything from pasta salads to soups to Mac and Cheese.

No orecchiette? No problem! You can use your favorite pasta shape for this salad. Bow-tie pasta, orzo, rotini, elbow, and penne all work great here.

You could even use three-cheese tortellini and be super extra!

Orecchiette Pasta Salad Ingredients

serving suggestions

Pasta salad is a party, picnic, and barbecue staple pretty much year-round!

It makes a lovely side dish for veggie burgers, grilled protein/veggies, and always tastes amazing nestled up to a creamy potato salad too. <– Is it weird that I love smushing these two sides together?

Pasta salad is uber customizable too, so feel free to add your favorite extras like cucumber, banana peppers, olives, arugula, etc…

Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta

tasty pasta salad dressing options

When it comes to this easy orrechietele pasta salad, you can choose a number of tasty dressing options.

For this recipe I whisked together a Greek inspired vinaigrette featuring olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and spices.

Other tasty options include…

Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomato
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Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomato

Spinach, feta, red onion and tomato team up to add lots of flavor to this tasty Spinach Pasta Salad! I used bowl-shaped orecchiette pasta but any shape works great!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Keyword Spinach Pasta Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 255 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 12 oz orecchiette pasta
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1-2 cups fresh diced tomatoes
  • 1/4-1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

GREEK VINAIGRETTE

  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (smashed and minced)
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Frist whisk together your dressing. Juice 1 lemon and combine with remaining ingredients in a small mason jar. Secure lid tightly and shake to combine. Shake again before using.

  2. Prefer a different dressing? Go for it! Bottled dressing can work great in a pinch and this salad also works marvelously with Italian dressing!

  3. Cook pasta in water via package instructions until tender.

  4. Drain in a colander and add to a large bowl.

  5. Combine with spinach, tomato, onion, and feta. Give dressing another shake, pour over salad, and mix well.

  6. Enjoy as is (I always dig into a bowl right away) or chill before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use your favorite medium pasta shape here. See blog post for alternate dressing recipes and ideas. xo

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 807IU16%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this spinach pasta salad recipe, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Rosemary Holmes

    5 stars
    This is a super easy, fast and delicious recipe!

  • Sophie Heath

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness! This is the THE BEST recipe I’ve tried in a while. It was the perfect lunch recipe and was so easy to make.

  • Justine

    5 stars
    This tasted so light and refreshing! The perfect summer potluck dish, IMO.

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