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Berry Avocado Spinach Pasta Salad - the perfect summer salad for easy lunches, potlucks, barbecues & parties. Best of all, this recipe comes together quickly with healthy greens, in-season fruit, chopped nuts and crumbled cheese.

Berry Avocado Spinach Pasta Salad

Berry Avocado Spinach Pasta Salad - the perfect summer salad for easy lunches, potlucks, barbecues & parties. Best of all, this recipe comes together quickly with healthy greens, in-season fruit, chopped nuts and crumbled cheese.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword berries, chicken, pasta salad, picnic, potluck, salad, side dish, spinach, strawberry, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 566 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 1/2 cups of cooked rotini penne or farfalle work as well
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1-2 cups of green leaf or romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil or mint finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 medium avocados diced
  • 1/2 cup cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken grilled or rotisserie (leave out for meatless version)
  • 1/2 tablespoon feta crumbled optional for serving

For the Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine pasta, spinach, lettuce and basil in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette.
  3. Pour 2/3 of the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Add the strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, avocado and cooked chicken (if using) and drizzle with the remainder of the dressing.

  4. Serve immediately with chopped pecans and crumbled feta, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Berry Avocado Spinach Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 12g48%
Protein 9g18%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.