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. Source:, March 2019

Carolyn Casner


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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; total fat 14.3g 22% DV; saturated fat 2g; sodium 241mg 10% DV; potassium 256mg 7% DV; carbohydrates 26.7g 9% DV; fiber 5g 20% DV; sugar 2g; protein 4.2g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 2; vitamin a iu 1511IU; vitamin c 19mg; folate 56mcg; calcium 26mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 24mg; thiaminmg.

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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