Pasta Salad With Spinach ‘N Walnut Pesto

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett
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A delicious topping over Penne pasta, with an added zing.

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8 cups baby spinach leaves (about 6 oz.)
1/2 cup Wish-Bone Light® Italian Dressing
1 lb. whole grain penne pastaregular penne pasta
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted and divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved


  1. Process spinach, Wish-Bone Light® Italian Dressing reserved pasta water and garlic in food processor or blender just until combined. Add 1/4 cup walnuts, cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper and process just until combined.
  2. Toss spinach mixture, penne and tomatoes in serving bowl. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.

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