Pasta Salad with Spinach ‘N Walnut Pesto

Pasta Salad with Spinach ‘N Walnut Pesto

  • Prep Time 20 minutes

Ingredients   Serving Size: 10

  • 8 cups baby spinach leaves, (about 6 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup Wish-Bone Light® Italian Dressing
  • 1 lb. whole grain penne pasta [or regular penne pasta]
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted and divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved


  1. Process spinach, Wish-Bone Light® Italian Dressing reserved pasta water and garlic in food processor or blender just until combined. Add 1/4 cup walnuts, cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper and process just until combined.
  2. Toss spinach mixture, penne and tomatoes in serving bowl. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.

More Recipes You'll Enjoy

Recipes for Every Occasion

Grilled Chicken Buffalo Salad

View Recipe

7-layer Mexican Ranch Dip

View Recipe

Chopped Fiesta Garden Salad

View Recipe

Cowboy Caviar

View Recipe
See Them All