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Turkey and Fruit Pasta Salad

No recipe image available.A delightful summertime turkey and fruit pasta salad with a refreshing citrus and fresh thyme vinaigrette.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup dry gemelli pasta or 1 1/3 cups corkscrew macaroni
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
2 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
2 medium nectarines or plums, sliced
1 cup halved fresh strawberries

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, preferably al dente (firm to the bite). Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, turkey, and green onions. Toss to combine.
  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 hours or overnight.
  4. Just before serving, add the nectarines or plums and strawberries. Toss gently to combine.

Makes 4 servings.