Strawberry Poppyseed Pasta Salad Recipe

We celebrated my son’s second birthday last week by having the whole family over for a barbecue.  I told my husband I was going to make a pasta salad with fruit in it and he thought it sounded pretty terrible.  After he tried a few bites of this pasta salad, he was whistling a different tune! 🙂

Serves: 10

Strawberry Poppyseed Pasta Salad Recipe

This pasta salad is so delicious and makes enough to feed a crowd!

1 hr, 15 Prep Time

10 minCook Time

1 hr, 25 Total Time

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  • 1 (16 ounces) package bowtie pasta
  • 3/4 cup creamy poppyseed dressing
  • 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 green onions (sliced)
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges (drained)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (sliced)


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package; drain and set aside until cool.
  2. Mix poppyseed dressing and mayonnaise in a large mixing bowl. Add in cooled pasta and onions and mix gently until evenly coated.
  3. Fold in oranges and sliced strawberries.
  4. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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4 Responses to “Strawberry Poppyseed Pasta Salad Recipe”

  1. Sister Sami
    Love this recipe! So simple to make and a real crowd pleaser. I have made it every weekend for pool parties over the last 3 weeks and it disappears quickly everytime. The only thing I did differently was cut out the onion (personal preference) and added chopped green pepper instead.

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