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Spinach Bow Tie Pasta Salad

With its fresh, crisp blend of fruit-and-veggie flavors, this pretty salad from our Test Kitchen is perfect for any springtime dinner or luncheon.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large serving bowl, combine the spinach, yellow pepper and apricots.
  • Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; add to spinach mixture. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat.

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  • bonito15
    Jun 10, 2017

    A really interesting salad - love the apricots in this and with the balsamic it was perfect

  • fishing buddy
    Sep 4, 2015

    In my opinion the amounts are off in this recipe, especially if you use the photo as a guide which shows a fair amount of pasta with the spinach. One cup of uncooked pasta is way too little and 10 oz. of fresh baby spinach is way too much. I used a 5 oz. bag of fresh baby spinach and even that was too much spinach when compared to the pasta. The pasta, apricots and yellow pepper were overwhelmed by the spinach. I will adjust the amounts and give it one more try.

  • mythyagain
    Mar 20, 2010

    Quick to make, healthy salad that works well for lunches or potlucks. I added just slightly more than the recommended pasta and apricots.

  • truffles10
    Mar 19, 2009

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