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Turkey, Cherry and Almond Pasta Salad

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Turkey, Cherry and Almond Pasta Salad
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12
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This is a delicious pasta salad that is always a party hit. The poppy seed dressing makes it a winner, especially for those who are not fond of mayo-based pasta salads.

Ingredients

1
pound farfalle (bow tie) pasta
1
pound turkey, cubed (bite-sized)
1/2
cup red onion, diced
1/2
cup celery, diced
1
cup whole almonds, toasted
1
cup dried cherries
1
cup gorgonzola cheese, cubed
4
large fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1 1/2
jars(12 oz.) poppy-seed dressing
Seasoned salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1 Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Set aside.
  • 2 In a large bowl, add turkey, onion, celery, almonds, dried cherries, cheese and basil. Toss to mix.
  • 3 Add cooked and cooled pasta. Gently toss to distribute all ingredients.
  • 4 Add seasoned salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5 Add poppy seed dressing and mix gently to coat all. Add more dressing if needed.
  • 6 Transfer to serving bowl. Cover and refrigerated up to an hour before serving.
Tips  

Expert Tips

Garnish with whole toasted almonds and shaved fresh cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
474.4
Daily Value
Total Fat
21.7g
33%
(
Saturated Fat
4.4g
22%
)
Cholesterol
35.7mg
12%
Sodium
380.6mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
49.5g
16%
(
Dietary Fiber
8.2g
33%
,
Sugars
11.5g
)
Protein
22.5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
5.70%
6%
Calcium
50.90%
51%
Iron
22.40%
22%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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