It has been one hot summer so far here in my part of the world, Ontario, Canada.  Most days it is not even enjoyable to be outside and you definitely do not want to have to turn the oven on. I miss the summers where humidity wasn’t such an issue! I’ve been wanting to create more pasta salad recipes because they are simple, oven-free (with exception to boiling the pasta for 10 min) and so tasty! I decided to turn my favorite dip into a salad, this spinach and artichoke pasta salad was DELICIOUS! A new favorite in my house for sure, my husband also raved about it. Makes 16- 1/2 cup servings at 2SP on blue & green and when using whole wheat pasta it’s just 1SP per 1 cup serving on the purple program.

Spinach & artichoke pasta salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
2SP blue & green, 1SP per 2 servings- purple *when using whole wheat pasta/ 2PP

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pasta *measured dry (I used rotini SP reference-27SP)
  • 2.5 cups chopped spinach *I used fresh
  • 6 oz jar artichoke (drained and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves (diced)
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Dash of salt & pepper

Instructions 

  • Cook pasta according to the box, drain and then run under cold water.
  • Add all of the ingredients to the cold pasta and mix well.
  • Keep refrigerated, makes 16- 1/2 cup servings

Notes

Smart points- blue & green- 2 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- purple- 1 per 2 servings using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per 1/2 cup serving.. Calories 88..Fat 1g..Sat fat 0.4g...Carbs 15g...Fiber 1g..Sugar 1.6g...Protein 4.1g *Note- these numbers include all ingredients even the zero point foods so using these in the WW calculator may get you a different point value
Author: Drizzle
Course: Side Dish

 

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8 Comments

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    Looks delicious! I’m a little confused on the points value and serving size. For the green plan, how many points is one cup using whole wheat pasta?

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Karly, the serving size is 1/2 cup and whole wheat pasta will only lower the points on purple plan as it is a zero point food on the purple program, so 1 cup on the green plan is 5SP .. I noted that on the purple program you can have 1 cup for just 1SP (with the whole wheat pasta having zero points on purple)

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    Jean Pedrazzo Reply

    Made this today and it’s delicious! I’m on the blue plan so 1 cup would be 5 points?

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      Hi Jean, so glad you enjoyed it, yes that is correct, 5SP for 1 cup serving on blue

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    Are the artichokes packed in water or oil? This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it.

    • Drizzle
      Drizzle Reply

      I usually buy the jars that are packed in oil and drain well .. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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    Hi!!!! Made this pasta salad today with fiber gourmet pasta and omitted the onions coz I don’t like them lol and it was delicious!! Can’t wait for it to cool down in the fridge so I can have some. Thank you for the yummy low point dish!

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