Spinach & Strawberry Pasta Salad

Spinach & Strawberry Pasta Salad

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From: EatingWell.com, March 2019

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.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 8 ounces whole-wheat fusilli
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 avocado, chopped


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  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 247 calories; 14 g fat(2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 56 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,511 IU vitamin A; 19 mg vitamin C; 26 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 241 mg sodium; 256 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (32% daily value), Vitamin A (30% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 3 fat, 1½ starch

Reviews 1

March 12, 2019
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By: Carol Marrazzo
Excellent flavor , Very satisfying and will make this again. I used Whole Wheat Pearl Cousous in lieu of pasta. It was a nice alternative.
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