Turkey and Fruit Pasta Salad

Savor this refreshing honey-dressed salad in the summertime when nectarines are at their peak.

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Makes:
4 servings
Yields:
4 (main-dish) servings
Prep:
30 mins
Chill:
4 hrs to 24 hrs
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Turkey and Fruit Pasta Salad

Ingredients
1
cup packaged dried rope macaroni (gemelli) or 1-1/3 cups corkscrew macaroni (4 ounces)
1 1/2
cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken or fully cooked turkey ham (8 ounces)
2
green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1/3
cup lime or lemon juice
1/4
cup salad oil
1
tablespoon honey
2
teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
2
medium nectarines or plums, sliced
1
cup halved fresh strawberries

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Drain again.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine pasta; turkey, chicken, or turkey ham; and green onions. Toss to mix.
  3. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine lime or lemon juice, oil, honey, and thyme. Cover and shake well. Pour dressing over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  4. Just before serving, stir in nectarines or plums and strawberries. Toss to mix. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Turkey and Fruit Pasta Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 393 kcal cal.,
  • 17 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 43 mg chol.,
  • 42 mg sodium,
  • 39 g carb.,
  • 21 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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