Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tasty Tuesday ~ Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Orange Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Orange Poppyseed 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.

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
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
3 tablespoons honey
⅓ cup orange juice
2 teaspoons poppyseeds
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.

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