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Strawberry Basil Balsamic Pasta Salad

You’ll love this easy summer Strawberry Basil Balsamic Pasta Salad! It’s so easy to make ahead and it’s loaded with refreshing summer flavors!

Prep: 10 minCook: 10 minTotal: 20 min
Servings: 4 1x


  • 1 lb pasta (I used lentil pasta but feel free to use chickpea pasta, regular pasta, brown rice pasta etc. in any shape)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • couple pinches of sea salt


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  2. Place the pine nuts in a small pan over medium-low heat for 5 – 7 minutes, stirring constantly until the pine nuts are toasty light brown. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the cooked pasta in a large bowl.
  4. Wash the strawberries and cut the stems off. Then, cut into fourths.
  5. Slice the avocados in slices or cubes.
  6. Coarsely chop the basil leaves.
  7. Top the pasta with the strawberries, avocado, basil leaves, and pine nuts.
  8. Pour the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and toss.
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