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Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad is an easy and tasty summer pasta salad recipe that everyone will love! This penne pasta salad with feta, strawberries, avocado, poppy seed dressing and more is so light and fresh. Serve it warm or serve it cold, either way, it's sure to be a hit!

Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 422kcal
Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad is an easy and tasty summer pasta salad recipe that everyone will love! This penne pasta salad with feta, strawberries, avocado, poppy seed dressing and more is so light and fresh. Serve it warm or serve it cold, either way, it's sure to be a hit!
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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces uncooked penne rigate pasta
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 2 avocados cubed
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup poppy seed dressing
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • NOTE: Click to get your Fridge Fresh Berry Breeze sure to make the recipe even fresher!

Additional ingredients that can add a lot of flavor include crispy bacon crumbles, sliced granny smith apples, sweet corn, or fresh peach slices!

    Instructions

    • Cook pasta according to package instructions, adding the 1 tablespoon salt to the water as it cooks.
    • When pasta is al dente, drain and return to the pot or place in a large bowl.
    • While still hot, stir in the arugula, allowing it to wilt. Stir in the salt and pepper to taste.
    • Add in the sliced strawberries, cubed avocado, and feta cheese.
    • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, poppy seed dressing, and greek yogurt until smooth.
    • Pour dressing over the still warm pasta and stir to fully coat/combine.
    • Serve warm or cold. Brighten with a bit more lemon juice if you need to perk it up before serving.
    • Enjoy!

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    Nutrition

    Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 1363mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1.5mg