The texture was very nice, with the crunch of the nuts and the different crunch of the celery and onion offsetting the soft pasta and creamy dressing. The flavor wasn't bad, but not notably interesting, either. There's relatively a lot of pasta, which is nice if you're trying to stretch, but maybe a little more "goodie" would improve the taste. The recipe was confusing about where the strawberries go. They're listed under the salad section of the ingredients, in halves, but only mentioned in the instructions as part of the dressing and as garnish. I decided to go with the instructions, but I think the salad would be better with some strawberries mixed in the pasta (chopped, not as big as halves).