Spinach and feta pasta salad

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Serves 6
Prep 15
Cook 10
Perfect for entertaining or as a quick light meal, this salad combines zesty lemon, crisp celery and creamy feta to create a full flavoured recipe that’s high in fibre and a source of iron.

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Perfect for entertaining or as a quick light meal, this salad combines zesty lemon, crisp celery and creamy feta to create a full flavoured recipe that’s high in fibre and a source of iron.
  • 200g dried wholemeal spiral pasta
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 green onions (shallots), thinly sliced
  • 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced diagonally
  • ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tbs lemon zest
  • 150g marinated red peppers, well drained, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup flat-leaf parsley, whole leaves
  • ⅓ cup mint, whole leaves
  • 75g danish feta cheese
  • 50 g baby spinach leaves

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  1. Cook pasta following packet directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add green onions, celery and walnuts. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Add walnut mixture, lemon juice, lemon zest, peppers, parsley and mint to pasta. Season to taste. Gently toss to combine. Toss through feta and spinach and serve.

Tips

  • Marinated red peppers can be found with the pickled vegetables in your local supermarket, near oils, condiments and dressings.
  • To create a gluten free pasta salad, simply replace the wholemeal pasta with gluten free pasta
Remember to always check the label of each ingredient to ensure it is gluten free.

Tips

  • Marinated red peppers can be found with the pickled vegetables in your local supermarket, near oils, condiments and dressings.
  • To create a gluten free pasta salad, simply replace the wholemeal pasta with gluten free pasta
Remember to always check the label of each ingredient to ensure it is gluten free.

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