Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens

I love making this mayo-less summer pasta salad with arugula, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, capers, fresh shaved Parmesan cheese and a splash of balsamic and oil.

I love making this mayo-less summer pasta salad with arugula, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, capers, fresh shaved Parmesan cheese and a splash of balsamic and oil.Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens

It’s great for lunch or dinner, and has a healthy serving of baby greens. In the summer, when tomatoes are at their sweetest, I replace the sun dried tomatoes with fresh tomatoes from my garden.

I usually have this for dinner on those warmer nights when I want a meatless meal or just something light, and because it has pasta in it, I feel full and satisfied after I eat it. The portions are pretty large for under 200 calories. This also makes a great side dish if you reduce the portions when you’re grilling up some burgers or chicken.

I love making this mayo-less summer pasta salad with arugula, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, capers, fresh shaved Parmesan cheese and a splash of balsamic and oil.
I love making this mayo-less summer pasta salad with arugula, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, capers, fresh shaved Parmesan cheese and a splash of balsamic and oil.
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Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens

5
Freestyle Points
169
Calories
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Lunch, Side Dish
CUISINE: Italian
I love making this mayo-less summer pasta salad with arugula, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, capers, fresh shaved Parmesan cheese and a splash of balsamic and oil.

Ingredients

  • 3 oz about 4 cups baby arugula and baby spinach mix
  • 5 oz gluten-free or wheat pasta
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp freshly shaved Parmigiano Reggiano

Instructions

  • Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions. When done, drain and rinse under cold water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, baby greens, sun dried tomatoes, capers, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss well then just before serving top with fresh shaved parmesan.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 29.5g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 271mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 0IU, Vitamin C: 0mg, Calcium: 0mg, Iron: 0mg
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 5
I love making this mayo-less summer pasta salad with arugula, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, capers, fresh shaved Parmesan cheese and a splash of balsamic and oil.

Makes about 6 cups.