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Spinach Pasta Salad

Spinach Pasta Salad

“OOMPY” pick: Spinach Pasta Salad

From: OOMPY friend favorite-Regan

If you have picky eaters…you can make 2 separate meals out of the ingredients for this meal. It’s a recipe to please everyone without additional work :-)

Items needed

  • 1 box penne pasta (gluten free), cooked al dente then cooled
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup of grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 can black olives, cut in half
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced (or 6 baby bell peppers sliced in circles)
  • 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, chopped in pieces
  • 1 cucumber cut in slices, then quartered
  • 1/2 carton of baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • balsamic vinaigrette to taste (apprx 1/8 – 1/4 cup)
  • 1/8 cup Feta cheese


  1. Cook the pasta and cool.
  2. Grill the mushrooms in butter and salt and pepper to taste until soft, about 5 min.
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss with balsamic vinaigrette to taste and top with feta cheese.
  4. You can adjust the veggies to your liking adding or subtracting what you like.


For picky eaters…make a separate salad with veggies they like and pasta topped with butter and cheese or spaghetti sauce.