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.
Quick light summer meal! I feel like its a balanced nutritious meal and my kids loved it! It gives me energy. I made it with whole wheat spiral pasta instead and it turned out great. Also it would be great with cherry tomatoes and/or olives. It's good for an easy vegetarian dinner.
October 10, 2013
November 15, 2012
Good recipe-- very easy. I used canned spinach (*gasp*). I thought the garlic was very overpowering and, prior to adding them, I tried to let the garlic soak in the lemon dressing, but they were still kicking when they were all combined. I brought it for lunch today along with a pack of gum! I also added 1/2 tsp of crush red pepper and that helped add another dimension to the meal. Might make again...
July 23, 2012
I was expecting a little more flavor....did everything just as the recipe says, except I cut it in half and added kalamata olives as well. I think that made a difference. It's good for vegeterian night.
March 13, 2012
February 16, 2012
November 27, 2011
My daughter is vegetarian so this worked out well for all of us. The carnivores added strips of grilled chicken. I used black beans since we prefer these. I added Kalamata olives to mine.Will have again!
November 03, 2011
Excellent! The flavor and texture combinations were wonderful and the recipe was easy to throw together for a quick weeknight meal! I cut the recipe in half, from 12 to 6 servings and there was still a large amount to save as leftovers. This reheated well, but should be reheated slowly to avoid melting the feta. I would make this again - it was delicious and very filling!
September 23, 2011
I like that this has greens and beans, and the kids love pasta...but it was a little "flat" in the taste department. I added some Parmesan, which helped a little, and then a little honey mustard dressing, which oddly enough, gave it a little tangy sweet punch. The hubby loved it, the two year old had seconds, and the 4 year old liked it ok with added dressing. By the way, we eat lots of greens and veggies, plain jane, and the kids love them, I don't usually coat veggies with dressing. :) We will eat leftovers tomorrow, but I don't know that we would make it again.
July 10, 2011
Love this one. We eat it regularly, but I make one change because I don't like raw garlic. I saute the garlic in the olive oil while I am making the pasta then put it all together. Yum.