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Turkey, Cherry and Almond Pasta Salad

Turkey, Cherry and Almond Pasta Salad
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 12
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.
By TBSP Susan
Updated April 28, 2015

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

Steps

  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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