Save last-minute preparation time by hulling and quartering the strawberries ahead; store them in a separate container. For the salad, choose a white or clear poppy seed dressing to show off fresh colors.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a Dutch oven or large pot cook pasta in salted water according to the package directions, adding the pea pods to the pasta the last 1 minute of cooking. Drain pasta and pea pods. Rinse with cold water and drain again. Transfer to a very large mixing bowl. Add melon and toss to combine.

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  • In a small bowl stir together the dressing and orange peel. Add to pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.

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  • To serve, gently stir in the strawberries and, if desired, nuts. If necessary, stir in up to 1/2 cup additional poppyseed dressing to moisten.Transfer to a serving bowl. Makes 25 servings.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; total fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 2mg; sodium 86mg; carbohydrates 19g; fiber 1g; protein 3g; vitamin a 97IU; vitamin c 22mg; calcium 20mg; iron 1mg.

Reviews (2)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2017
This is really very good. It makes a lot. I usually halve it if making just for my immediate family.
Rating: Unrated
05/28/2014
Great salad... check out the details from when I made it @ Lettuce Talk About... (http://lettucetalkabout.com/fruity-pasta-salad/)