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Strawberry Cucumber Pasta Salad

Strawberry Cucumber Pasta Salad

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


With a crisp mix of fruit and veggies, this easy strawberry cucumber pasta salad is tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, almonds, arugula & blue cheese.


  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta
  • 3/4 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cook the farfalle in salted boiling water until al dente according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water in a colander. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Fold the strawberries, cucumbers, arugula, scallions, almonds and blue cheese into the pasta.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, mustard, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir the vinaigrette into the pasta salad.