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Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 280kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 8 ounces penne noodles cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries or dried blueberries
  • ½ cup salted cashews or other nut like pecans or walnuts

Orange Poppyseed Dressing

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • optional: pinch of salt and pepper


  • 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.


Make ahead: prepare this salad ahead of time by preparing as written, but do not toss with the dressing. Store salad and dressing in airtight containers in fridge up to 24 hours before serving. Toss with dressing immediately before serving. 


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 594IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg