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Strawberry Pasta Salad in a grey bowl from above

Strawberry Pasta Salad

Strawberry Pasta Salad with Balsamic Dressing is light and fresh, with lots of flavor. This is a great Summer Salad, or potluck salad. Pasta salads are so nice and easy to make, with all kinds of yummy ingredients.
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Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy salad, pasta salad, summer salad
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 321kcal

Ingredients

Pasta Salad

  • ½ lb Pasta, cooked al dente, drained & cooled (farfalle, cappellini, etc.)
  • 1 ½ cup Chopped Strawberries
  • 1 cup Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups Mixed Salad Greens (arugula, baby spinach, lettuce etc.)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • ½ Red Onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Feta Cheese Cubes (Greek Feta is more flavorful, tangy)
  • ¼ cup Chopped Almonds

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper, freshly ground
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients to make the pasta salad.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the balsamic vinaigrette. Whisk well.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and gently toss to combine.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste and serve.

Notes

  • Keeps in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Use pasta cooked al dente, so that it does not become too soft after sitting in the dressing.
  • The different colored cherry or grape tomatoes add more color to the salad.
  • Almonds can be substituted with pine nuts, cashews, etc.
  • You could garnish with some fresh chopped herbs such as parsley.
  • Add some chili flakes if you want some spice.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal