This simple pasta side dish combines sweet strawberries and creamy avocado with a tart balsamic vinaigrette. You can make the dressing ahead iand keep it separately, tossing with the pasta salad just before serving. Make this salad even more special by adding crumbled feta or goat cheese.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, March 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  • Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, shallot, basil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the pasta, spinach, strawberries and avocado and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 26.7g 9% DV; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 2.2g; fat 14.3g 22% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; vitamin a iu 1511.2IU 30% DV; vitamin c 19.3mg 32% DV; folate 55.8mcg 14% DV; calcium 25.7mg 3% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 23.8mg 9% DV; potassium 256.3mg 7% DV; sodium 241mg 10% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV.

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Excellent flavor Very satisfying and will make this again. I used Whole Wheat Pearl Cousous in lieu of pasta. It was a nice alternative. Read More