You are here: Home » Recipes » Overnight Spinach Pasta Salad Overnight Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe by American Profile Yield 4 to 6 servings PrintEmail "For years our family has enjoyed a hot pasta dish with basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and olive oil. I decided to use the same basic ingredients to create a cold pasta salad." Ingredients Pasta:2 cups penne pasta, uncooked1/3 cup olive oil3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced1 bunch fresh basil, chopped1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepperSalad:1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach, coarsely shredded1/2 cup chopped walnuts3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese1/3 cup mayonnaise Instructions Cook pasta, rinse and drain. Blend olive oil, garlic, basil, salt and pepper in a food processor. Add to pasta and refrigerate overnight. Toss spinach, walnuts, Parmesan and mayonnaise into pasta mixture until well blended. Adjust mayonnaise, salt and pepper to achieve desired seasoning and consistency. Tips From Our Test Kitchen: Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese. Recipe by Donna Gallis, Greagle, Calif.