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Cavatappi with Spinach, Garbanzo Beans, and Feta

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)
Dress up plain cavatappi (spiral-shaped) pasta with fiber-rich spinach and garbanzo beans, then add distinct Mediterranean flavor with feta and heart-healthy olive oil. Serve with buttered garlic toast.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups coarsely chopped spinach
  • 8 cups hot cooked cavatappi (about 12 ounces uncooked spiral-shaped pasta)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (19-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans) or other white beans, drained
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 288
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 8.6 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 4.2 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 11.2 g
  • carbohydrate 42.2 g
  • fiber 4.4 g
  • cholesterol 9 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 334 mg
  • calcium 106 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.