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Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

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Sweet and tangy strawberry spinach pasta salad with orange poppyseed dressing is the perfect potluck side dish for every backyard bbq, party, and get together.


  • 8 ounces penne noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, or dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup salted cashews, or other nut like pecans or walnuts
  • Orange Poppyseed Dressing

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • optional: pinch of salt and pepper
  • Instructions

  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar, cover, and shake well. Set aside.
  • Combine penne, spinach, strawberries, pineapple, cranberries, and cashews in a large bowl and toss with the prepared dressing.
  • Serve immediately or cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.
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