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The strawberry salad with plenty of berries, fresh spinach, chewy pasta, and a bright, sweet and light balsamic dressing is an unexpected and delicious cold pasta salad.
In the abundance of pasta salad recipes, there's something especially irresistible about the sweet berry bite on this particular dish. I use a combination of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries to get a delightfully unique combination of flavors and textures.
This is definitely NOT the average pasta salad. With the strawberry season on the way (and the blueberry season not far away), Pasta salad with spinach and strawberries It should be on your radar as you plan your summer meals. This strawberry pasta salad is the perfect light lunch or accompaniment to a summer dinner.
Strawberries are the last sweet bite in many of our favorite recipes. I'm always amazed at how much flavor strawberries add to a simple salad. It turns out that the pasta salad is no exception!
While I used a combination of blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries in this particular spinach-strawberry paste salad, if you don't have all sorts of berries, you can easily substitute them for just one type of berry.
If you're looking for a noodle version of this, this spinach and strawberry salad is a pasta-free recipe that pairs spinach and strawberries beautifully along with crispy fresh onions and sliced almonds. It is a staple food for warm weather that is elegant enough to serve at dinner and easy enough for a quick meal during the week.
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Summer Berry Pecan Salad with this homemade poppy seed dressing is a favorite of my family and friends that I probably make once a week throughout the summer. I'm a huge fan of using berries in as many foods as possible for as long as they're available and at their best.
We also love this chicken salad with strawberries and warm vinaigrette. The combination of cold vegetables with warm chicken and citrus vinaigrette is a delicious lunch or dinner for any time of the year. It is also wonderful served in a wrap for lunch the next day.
More strawberry recipes
Want a fun tip for peeling strawberries? Did you know you can use a drinking straw? And for the latest in simple strawberry recipes, try dipping fresh strawberries in basil sugar. It can blow your mind.
Whipped strawberry butter is amazing on hot cookies or muffins, but it's also delicious on plain toast. And for some of our favorite strawberry desserts, you should check out Strawberry Cobbler, Strawberry Crisp Ice Cream, and Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch.
Spinach Pasta Salad
If you like vegetables, I cannot recommend this simple pasta salad recipe with spinach. It's full of colorful vegetables with a tangy, tangy flavor and, like most of my favorite dinner recipes, it comes together in no time.
If you're only going to try a few new recipes this year, make spinach pasta salad one of them. Readers have been excited about that for a while and I totally agree. He is a guardian.
Cold pasta salad
There's nothing like a cold pasta salad on a hot summer night. When it's too hot to think about turning the oven on but you want something a little more filling than a vegetable salad, it's a cold pasta salad.
This strawberry and spinach pasta salad is the perfect balance of light and filling. I enjoy a creamy pasta salad as much as the next girl, but sometimes you need something that doesn't contain mayonnaise, ranch, or other ingredients that can spoil.
I've been serving Italian pasta salad on barbecues and picnics when I want to make sure that whatever I bring won't spoil in the heat.
The strawberry pasta salad that I share today is equally friendly.
It can easily be prepared the night before and stored in the refrigerator, especially if you wait to mix the fruits, vegetables, and pasta with the dressing until just before serving.
Like the Parsley and Orange Salad that I lost my mind a few years ago (thanks again, Jenny!) This salad features my beloved White Balsamic Vinaigrette.
The dressing itself has just a hint of sugar to help bring out the sweetness of the berries without being overbearing. Shake the dressing ingredients in a jar, squeeze the lid, and you've got a perfect homemade dressing ready to use when it's time to enjoy a delicious salad.
Lots of fresh and sweet green spinach and ripe strawberries topped with a white balsamic vinaigrette dressing with chilled cold pasta make the spinach and strawberry pasta salad a recipe that is sure to become a new favorite for your family.
A pinch of goat cheese adds a salty and salty flavor that unites all the flavors of this salad. I have used both honey goat cheese and regular goat cheese in this recipe and they were both delicious.
Still can't get enough strawberry salads? (And who can?) This Will Cook for Smiles Strawberry Broccoli Salad and A Beautiful Plate's Caprese Farro Strawberry Salad are two other salads you should try and contain fresh berries!
Strawberry Pasta Salad
- Combine cooked pasta, berries, spinach, and red onion in a large bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small jar and shake to combine.
- Pour the dressing over the pasta salad ingredients. Mix with tongs to cover well. Top with crumbled goat cheese. Stir to mix everywhere. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Strawberry Pasta Salad
The spinach and strawberry pasta salad with goat cheese and a sweet and spicy vinaigrette is perfect for summer meals and barbecues, or for a casual dinner Monday through Friday.
Preparation time: 20 minutes.
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
- 8 ounces cooked and cooled pasta
- 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries
- 2 cups packed fresh spinach, about 3 large handfuls
- 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 ounces plain or honey goat cheese, crumbled
Ingredients for dressing
- 1/4 cup lightly flavored olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine cooked pasta, berries, spinach, and red onion in a large bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small jar and shake to combine.
Pour the dressing over the pasta salad ingredients. Mix with tongs to cover well. Top with crumbled goat cheese. Stir to mix everywhere. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 46 g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 276 mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1180 IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.4mg
With salad, spinach strawberries, pasta