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Strawberry Balsamic Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe

This Strawberry Balsamic Spinach Pasta Salad is what summer salad dreams are made of. It is simple, delicious, full of flavor and so easy to make. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 15 minute meal, 15 minute side dish, Best pasta salad recipe, strawberry salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 286kcal

Equipment

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • blender

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups strawberries sliced
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup candied pecans

Dressing

  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Rinse in cold water until cool, drain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together cooked pasta, baby spinach, sliced strawberries, crumbled feta cheese and candied pecans.
  • In a blender, combine all dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.
  • Store covered in refrigerator until serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1473IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg