Simply Filling and Core Recipes - Recipe of the Day: Turkey-Fruit Pasta Salad

03-19-2005, 10:27 AM
Maybe I'm just pining for spring, but this sounded nice and light and yummy for those hot summer evenings. :)

Turkey Fruit Pasta Salad
"In the mood for a light supper? Toss togther apple slices, juicy
strawberries, smoky turkey breast, pasta, and tangy mustard-marjoram
dressing. Voila!"

Serving Size : 4

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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6 ounces whole wheat radiatore or rotini pasta
2 small apples -- cored and cut into very thin slices
2 teaspoons lime juice or lemon juice
8 ounces smoked turkey breast -- cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup strawberries -- quartered
1/2 cup celery -- sliced
1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons skim milk
4 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram

Cook pasta according to package directions, except omit any oil or salt. Drain in colander. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Toss apple slices with lime juice to coat. In a large bowl combine the cooked pasta, apple slices, turkey, strawberries and celery.

For dressing, in a small bowl combine yogurt, mayonnaise, milk, mustard, and celery seeds. Pour dressing over pasta mixture, toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with marjoram.