Spinach and Tomato Pasta Salad
Though called pasta salad, this dish is tasty hot or cold. Use vegan feta to get the same sharp flavor.
8 oz small pasta, such as ditalini or orzo
8 oz vegan feta cheese, crumbled
16 oz grape tomatoes
4 c baby spinach
2 T capers, drained
1/4 t black pepper
Cook pasta according to package directions until it is al dente. While the pasta is cooking, place spinach, feta, and capers in a large bowl. Before draining pasta, add 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking liquid to the mixture; toss to combine. Place the tomatoes in the bottom of a colander. Once pasta is cooked, drain it over the tomatoes for a quick blanch. Toss tomatoes and pasta with the spinach mixture. Season with black pepper.