Citrusy Spinach, Olive, Feta & Pine Nut Pasta Salad is an ideal dish for laid back summer entertaining. Not only does it come together quickly, but it’s also a great recipe to make ahead so you an focus on the best part of summertime: relaxing! Pair with light, refreshing Cavit Pinot Grigio for effortless elegance.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cavit Wine. As always, all opinions here are my own!
I love wine. It is my drink of choice for celebrating the arrival of the weekend and what I prefer to sip on for date night. I know a lot of people think of wine as a fancier type of beverage, but there are also “easy to drink” varieties that pair just as well with pearls and linen napkins for special occasions as they do with a t-shirt and shorts for a backyard summer barbecue.
Cavit Wines Cavit Wines is ready to celebrate summer by kicking things off with a new holiday that I’m more than happy to take part in: National Pinot Grigio Day! May 26 will mark the first official holiday appreciating this light, refreshing wine, but the admiration should definitely not end there as it makes a perfect pairing for so many summer dishes.
I’m quite fond of the crisp, citrus and green apple flavors, especially in the hot summer months! Nine times out of ten, you’ll find white wine in my glass, but as the temperature rises, those odds of that being true increase since it’s so nice to have something chilled to help you cool down.
And speaking of cooling down, I’m all about this summery pasta salad right now.
Bow tie pasta houses a variety of flavorful little gems like chopped Kalamata olives, feta, toasted pine nuts and spinach “confetti”, and is tossed with a zesty citrusy vinaigrette. It’s a great make ahead pasta dish to bring along to casual summer gatherings, but is elegant enough to serve to company if you’re looking to impress. Paired with Cavit Pinot Grigio, all the flavors of the season really shine through and complement the fruity aroma and flavors of the wine.
No need to get gussied up for this gathering; just kick back, relax and pour yourself a glass of Pinot Grigio… the rest of the fun will take care of itself!