This salad gives a boost of protein, iron and fiber, which will keep you full and satisfied all afternoon. No microwave? Steam spinach for 2 to 4 minutes to wilt.

Anne Mauney, RD


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place zucchini in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup water, cover (leaving it slightly open to vent steam) and microwave on high until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Uncover, drain and let cool.

  • Divide spinach among 4 bowls. Microwave each, uncovered, for 1 minute on high to wilt, if desired.

  • In a bowl, toss pasta, chickpeas, artichoke hearts with marinade, olives, tomato, basil and oregano. Toss in zucchini. In a separate bowl, whisk oil, vinegar and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with pasta mixture.

  • Divide mixture among bowls with spinach. Top with cheese and serve.

Nutrition Facts

335 calories; fat 15g; saturated fat 3g; mono fatg; poly fatg; protein 12g; carbohydrates 43g; fiber 10g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 4mg; sodium 691mg; calcium 102mg.