Hot days call for chilled foods that are easy to make and fun to eat! Especially when sweet, juicy tomatoes and crisp baby spinach are involved.
Speaking of fun, our tomato and spinach pasta salad is just that. Spirals of cavatappi noodles make for a whimsical touch that’s inviting to adults and kids. Add to that a refreshing squeeze of lemon juice over plump tomatoes, crisp spinach and fresh basil. That’s really all you need to keep cool and happily full as you enjoy your summer days.
Looking for cavatappi noodles? Don’t make a special stop for this one ingredient. It can be conveniently found in the pasta aisle of your local grocery store.
Tomato and Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe
what you'll need
- 1 lb cavatappi pasta cooked according to package
- 1 lb cherry tomatoes halved
- 4 cups baby spinach
- juice of 2 lemons
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
- 2 Tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
let's do it
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix.
- Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.