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Chinese Turkey Pasta Salad

 Chinese Turkey Pasta Salad
"This colorful palate-pleasing salad is ideal for weddings, luncheons and birthday parties," pens Nancy Bergeland from Madison, Minnesota.
4-6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen snow peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup salted cashews halves, divided

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold
  • water. Place in a large bowl; add the turkey and vegetables.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, soy sauce, sugar, ginger and
  • hot pepper sauce. Stir in 1/2 cup cashews. Pour over pasta mixture
  • and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before
  • serving. Sprinkle with remaining cashews. Yield: 4-6 servings.