Spinach-Tomato Pasta Salad

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 18m
Ready In

"Very flavorful with the crunch of toasted pine nuts. This one I copied after trying some at a local deli. It turned out great."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (103.2 g)
  • Calories 358.8
  • Total Fat - 20.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 164.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 6.2 g
  • Calcium - 27.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook pasta in boiling salted water until tender/al-dente; drain.

Step 2

Cut tomatoes in a thin slice (julienne) and place in a salad bowl, along with pasta, spinach leaves, pine nuts, and capers; mix well.

Step 3

Stir together olive oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper and pour over salad, tossing to mix and coat evenly.

Step 4

Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving to combine flavors, and chill.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


I doubled the recipe to make a gluten free version as well, to take to a dinner tonight ~ For the G.F. pasta I could only buy a penne pasta. I used the colored spiral pasta for the normal salad but could only buy small spiral's in the colored pasta. Although perfectly al dente, the smaller spirals did unwind a little with cooking but the G.F. penne is pefect and does look really pretty. Next time I will try to source out a large spiral colored pasta or bowtie pasta as listed in the recipe, as larger will be ideal. I did make this recipe as written although I added a touch of pomegranate olive oil with the actual olive oil and tore up the spinach leaves. I have had a taste of both versions of the salad and both salads carry really great flavors. The little capers have nestled themselves inside the G.F. tubes of the penne pasta, so when you bite into the pasta your get a lovely burst of saltiness and acidity from the capers, which is just delicious. I am sure every one will be so pleased with both versions.


review by:
(19 Nov 2023)


Really enjoyed all these flavors together. The capers make it special. Omitted the Splenda and used a little less than half the oil. I could see feta or goat cheese being a good addition to this too.


review by:
(8 Jul 2015)


I was looking for a salad to bring to my son's house and this looked too good to pass up. We all gave it thumbs up and I will probably make this several more times during the summer!


review by:
(2 Jun 2013)

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