Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad with Sweet Onions

Sweet onions are the star of this Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad, making it shine with flavor and antioxidants! This dish is perfect for an on the go meal or an easy salad at home. Healthy and filling, this salad is a great boost to carry you through the rest of the day!

  • 8 oz uncooked pasta (we recommend rotini, penne, or farfalle)
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, washed, dried & chopped
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper, as needed
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF (200°C).
  2. Cover a cookie sheet pan with parchment paper or use a non-stick pan and lay the onion pieces and mushrooms on the pan.
  3. Season lightly with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and set aside until they’ve cooled.
  5. While the vegetables are roasting, cook pasta according to package directions.
  6. Once cooked, drain and toss with olive oil and set aside. In a large frying pan, melt the butter on medium-high heat and add the onions and mushrooms.
  7. Stir for 2 minutes.
  8. Reduce heat to medium, add spinach and olives, and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the pasta to the pan and stir and season as needed. Serve warm or cool.

If you like this recipe, try our Potato Salad with Bacon & Sweet Onions!