Monday, June 29, 2009

Turkey and Fruit Pasta Salad

Alisa J.

1 c. dried rope macaroni (gemelli)
1 ½ c. chopped cooked turkey (or chicken) (8 oz)
2 green onions, sliced (¼ c.)
1/3 c. lime or lemon juice
¼ c. salad oil
1 Tb. Honey
2 tsp. Snipped fresh or dried thyme
2 med. Nectarines or plums, sliced
1 c. halved, fresh strawberries

Cook pasta according to directions on box. Drain pasta, rinse with cold water. Drain again. In large mixing bowl combine pasta, turkey and green onions. Toss to mix. 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 4-24 hours. Just before serving, stir in nectarines or plums and strawberries. Toss to mix. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

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