Sun dried tomato pasta salad is seriously the easiest pasta salad recipe that you could ever make. If you are looking for an amazing, flavorful Italian pasta salad recipe this is it! A bowtie pasta salad with spinach, feta cheese and sun dried tomatoes that come together with Italian dressing giving this summer side dish recipe amazing flavor!
Sun dried Tomato Pasta Salad
It is no secret that I love my Mother-In-Laws pasta Salad recipes. She has so many that she has been making for years that are easy to make, but have the boldest amazing flavors. If you have not yet made her Tuna Pasta Salad, be sure you do! It is AMAZING!
Until she introduced me to all of her pasta salad recipes, I thought there was just the grocery store pasta salad. The world of easy pasta salad recipes is HUGE, I hope to eventually get all of them posted for you guys, you will never buy it at the grocery store again!
Quick and Easy Pasta Salad
This pasta salad is so easy to throw together! There is no cooking other then cooking your pasta. Then just grab a large bowl, your tomatoes, pasta spinach and a few other ingredients and that is all you need! Seriously you can make it last minute and no one will even know that you were running late. Those are the best types of recipes aren’t they!?! It is perfect for that last minute get together on a summer evening that you make with friends.
How Long will Pasta Salad Keep in the Fridge?
As long as you store it properly, a pasta salad made with Italian dressing for 5-7 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to store it in an airtight container, like the rubbermaid containers after you have served it for dinner or if you are making it ahead of time.
However just because it will keep that long, does not mean that your house is going to let it be in the fridge that long! In order to have more then one days worth, I have to make a double batch of this recipe or it is GONE, sometimes before I can even get some for myself.
If you store it in the fridge and find that it has dried out a bit, all you have to do is add some more Italian dressing, give it a quick mix and tada! All fixed!
What to Serve with Easy Pasta Salad
When you are making an easy pasta salad, you want the rest of your meal to be easy to make to. Here are some of my favorite easy summer recipes that I make to go along with it.
Main Dishes to go with Pasta Salad
Other side dishes to go with Easy Pasta Salad
- Microwave Sweet Potato
- Grilled Green Beans
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Garlic Green Beans with Bacon
- Easy Fruit Salad
Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad Ingredients
Pasta. I personally like bowtie pasta for this recipe, however you can use your favorite large pasta shaped pasta instead if you want to. There are times that I use rotini pasta instead of bow ties, it all depends on what I have in the pantry and what I am in the mood for.
Spinach. Fresh spinach is a MUST for this recipe. I know sometimes it is easier to use frozen veggies in recipes, but for this pasta salad you have to go with fresh spinach.
Sun dried tomatoes. While the dried sun dried tomatoes are great for some recipes, for this pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese it is a must to use jarred of sun dried tomatoes. I like to keep a big jar of sun dried tomatoes on hand. I always grab it at the beginning of the summer so I have enough for every time I want to make this salad. There are different varieties, but I always get the ones in olive oil. You can use any cut of sun dried tomatoes, but I prefer the Julienne Cut sun dried tomatoes when making this sun dried tomato, feta and spinach pasta salad.
Italian dressing. It is important to use a bold flavored Zesty Italian dressing when you are making this easy pasta salad with Italian dressing. My favorite Salad dressing to use when making pasta salad is this one here.
Feta Cheese. You can get the crumbles or a brick of Feta cheese. Both Bulgarian Feta and Greek feta work perfectly with the
How to Make Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad
Sun dried Tomato Pasta Salad
- Cook your pasta according to package directions.
- While past is cooking chop up the spinach and the sun dried tomatoes.
- Once your pasta is cooked, drain it and rinse with cold water.
- In a large bowl add in the cooled pasta, chopped spinach, feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes and Italian dressing.
- Mix everything well so all of the pasta salad is coated in the dressing, you can add more dressing if you prefer.
- Refrigerate the pasta salad or serve right away.
Summer Time Dessert Recipes that go great with this Recipe!
- Chocolate Covered Bananas
- Oreo Milkshake
- No bake Summer berry Lasagna
- Fruit Pizza
- Smores Dessert Pizza
More Summer Recipes you will love!
Do yourself a favor and print out the How Many Quarts in a Gallon? and other liquid measurements printable to help you with your measurements in the kitchen! It has you covered with everything, from cups, to pints and more! I have mine hanging on my fridge. It makes a super easy cheat sheet for whenever I am cooking and need to use liquid measurements.
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