This is a recipe my mom came up with when we were snowed in. Serve it hot or cold. Use flavored feta to add some extra seasoning to your dish.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add spinach and cook for 5 minutes or until spinach is tender; drain and reserve.

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  • In a large pot over medium heat, warm olive oil and saute garlic until golden; add pasta and spinach and mix.

  • Remove from heat and let cool for ten minutes. Add feta and dill; mix well and serve.

Nutrition Facts

431.8 calories; 16.6 g protein; 58.5 g carbohydrates; 29.4 mg cholesterol; 409.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
WOW!! I can not even express in writing how good this pasta salad was!! I am a picky vegetarian who lives in a house full of carnivores and everyone LOVED it!!!!! The only thing I added was a bit of melted butter right before serving! It was superb it was excellent!! Thank you! Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2010
This recipe needed a little punching up but it was an AWESOME base to start from thanks! I sauteed some green onions with the garlic (in a couple of tbsp more oil than called for) along with a bit of crushed red pepper then added fresh spinach to the pan and cooked until it was wilted. Added the contents of the pan to the bowl of drained pasta and then added cheese/dill/salt/pepper per instructions. Read More
(7)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
WOW!! I can not even express in writing how good this pasta salad was!! I am a picky vegetarian who lives in a house full of carnivores and everyone LOVED it!!!!! The only thing I added was a bit of melted butter right before serving! It was superb it was excellent!! Thank you! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
WOW!! I can not even express in writing how good this pasta salad was!! I am a picky vegetarian who lives in a house full of carnivores and everyone LOVED it!!!!! The only thing I added was a bit of melted butter right before serving! It was superb it was excellent!! Thank you! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2003
I loved this recipe and it was so quick and easy to make! I added pignoli nuts and a little extra olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2006
My husband can be a picky eater at times so when I told him the ingredients to this recipe he was skeptical. After the dish was prepared and served he ate 2 bowls and couldn't stop raving about it. Delicious! Will definitely put into my recipe rotation. Thanks! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2010
This recipe needed a little punching up but it was an AWESOME base to start from thanks! I sauteed some green onions with the garlic (in a couple of tbsp more oil than called for) along with a bit of crushed red pepper then added fresh spinach to the pan and cooked until it was wilted. Added the contents of the pan to the bowl of drained pasta and then added cheese/dill/salt/pepper per instructions. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
I made this for a "Mediterranean" party last evening & it was a hit! I was hesitant about the spinach so I only included enough to add color & texture/dimension to the dish. Other changes: Tortelini instead of rotini (be careful when stirring & slightly undercook to retain shape). Added chunks of grilled chicken marinated in a mixture of lemon-pepper olive oil lemon juice touch of balsamic minced & powdered garlic dill Included sun-dried tomatoes marinated artichokes olives Topped with toased pinenuts. I like to make pasta salads a day in advance to allow the flavors to meld. This usually means I end up needing more "dressing." In this case I simply used some previously reserved marinade (described above) & it did the trick. The varying colors/textures were beautiful...next time I might consider adding diced cucumbers &/or orange or yellow peppers. Adding some yogurt might be an option for a nice creamy version...may try that next time as well. Thanks Marian for getting the ball rolling with this "spinach version"....it's a keeper!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2009
really good. i read some of the reviews and it said that theirs turned out a bit bland so i added about 3 tablespoons of mayo to it to give a boost and it turned out great. really good warm but being chilled because company is coming over. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2008
My husband loves this salad cold and I love it warm. A variation is to add more spices to the spinach after is drained (vegeta) more olive oil or a TBS of Olivio calamata olives instead of regualr black olives and sotee green onions or a red onion with the garlic. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2006
good & simple...but I found myself adding all kinds of seasonings afterwads to make it more flavorfull. Overall something I'd make again in a hurry for company! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2007
moving-out-of-apartment-use-up-what's-in-my-cabinets-recipe: used whole bag spinach added olive oil sliced olives grated parmesan instead of feta and of course plenty of sea salt no dill - turned out terrific! Read More
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