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Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.9

$0.90 per serving

14279 people like this recipe

14,279 likes

This recipe is ready in 15 minutes

Ready in 15 minutes

10 mother's day,vegetarian,popular,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:85%

Spoonacular Score: 85%

 

Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing is a side dish that serves 10. For 90 cents per serving, this recipe covers 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains approximately 5g of protein, 14g of fat, and a total of 296 calories. 14278 people have made this recipe and would make it again. It is perfect for Mother's Day. Head to the store and pick up poppy seeds, baby spinach leaves, extra virgin olive oil, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 15 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. It is brought to you by Creme de la Crumb. With a spoonacular score of 90%, this dish is awesome. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing, Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, and Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing.

No one wine will suit every pasta dish. Pasta in a tomato-based sauce will usually work well with a medium-bodied red, such as a montepulciano or chianti. Pasta with seafood or pesto will fare better with a light-bodied white, such as a pinot grigio. Cheese-heavy pasta can pair well with red or white - you might try a sangiovese wine for hard cheeses and a chardonnay for soft cheeses. We may be able to make a better recommendation if you ask again with a specific pasta dish.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.33 cups
0.33 cups apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar
2 cups
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
fresh baby spinach leaves
0.5 cups
0.5 cups salted cashews
salted cashews
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
dijon mustard
0.25 cups
0.25 cups dried cranberries
dried cranberries
0.5 cups
0.5 cups extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps honey
honey
0.33 cups
0.33 cups orange juice
orange juice
8 oz
8 oz cooked penne noodles
cooked penne noodles
1 cup
1 cup pineapple chunks
pineapple chunks
0.25 cups
0.25 cups plain greek yogurt
plain greek yogurt
2 tsps
2 tsps poppy seeds
poppy seeds
1 pinch
1 pinch Salt & Pepper
Salt & Pepper
1 cup
1 cup strawberries
strawberries
0.33 cups apple cider vinegar
0.33 cups
apple cider vinegar
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
2 cups
fresh baby spinach leaves
0.5 cups salted cashews
0.5 cups
salted cashews
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
0.25 cups dried cranberries
0.25 cups
dried cranberries
0.5 cups extra virgin olive oil
0.5 cups
extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsps honey
3 Tbsps
honey
0.33 cups orange juice
0.33 cups
orange juice
8 oz cooked penne noodles
8 oz
cooked penne noodles
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 cup
pineapple chunks
0.25 cups plain greek yogurt
0.25 cups
plain greek yogurt
2 tsps poppy seeds
2 tsps
poppy seeds
1 pinch Salt & Pepper
1 pinch
Salt & Pepper
1 cup strawberries
1 cup
strawberries

Equipment

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Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Creme de la Crumb

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.90
Ingredient
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup salted cashews
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup orange juice
8 ounces cooked penne noodles
1 cup pineapple chunks
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 cup strawberries
Price
$0.30
$0.71
$1.22
$0.15
$0.43
$1.29
$0.77
$0.17
$0.49
$1.62
$0.36
$0.25
$1.29
$9.03

Tips

Health Tips

  • Frozen (and potentially even canned) fruit and vegetables contain as much?if not more?vitamins than fresh versions that have been sitting around the supermarket too long. So don't hesitate to buy canned or frozen goods if your budget or the season doesn't allow for fresh!

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Many people proclaim the health benefits of honey, saying it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Although the extent of its health benefits in humans remains unclear, studies have indeed confirmed that honey can help with cold symptoms and even heal wounds and prevent infections. If you're looking to reap the potential health benefits, dark raw honey is likely the best option.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

Cooking Tips

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

Green Tips

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

  • Eating produce that isn't in season means you're eating fruits and vegetables that have traveled quite awhile to get to you. They lose much of their nutrition during transport, and the long distances are not doing the planet any good either. If you want strawberries in winter, buy them frozen! Also, strawberries are one of the worst offenders when it comes to pesticide residues found on produce, so buy organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
299 Calories
5g Protein
14g Total Fat
38g Carbs
14% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
299
15%

Fat
14g
23%

  Saturated Fat
2g
14%

Carbohydrates
38g
13%

  Sugar
17g
20%

Cholesterol
0.25mg
0%

Sodium
74mg
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
11%

Vitamin K
38µg
37%

Vitamin C
19mg
24%

Selenium
16µg
24%

Manganese
0.46mg
23%

Copper
0.31mg
16%

Magnesium
49mg
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Vitamin A
610IU
12%

Phosphorus
102mg
10%

Fiber
2g
10%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Folate
30µg
8%

Potassium
255mg
7%

Iron
1mg
7%

Zinc
0.92mg
6%

Vitamin B6
0.12mg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.07mg
4%

Calcium
42mg
4%

Vitamin B3
0.84mg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.25mg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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