Back to Summer Fruit 'n' Pasta Salad

Print Options

 
 
 Print
Summer Fruit 'n' Pasta Salad Recipe

Summer Fruit 'n' Pasta Salad Recipe

I'm always making up recipes, and this refreshing salad came about when I wanted something cool yet spicy to eat during hot summers. Serve it as a meatless main course or as a side dish at barbecues. --Donna Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 2 medium tart green apples, chopped
  • 2 medium red apples, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups seedless grapes
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain. In a bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, dill, salt and hot pepper sauce.
  • 2. In a large serving bowl, combine the pasta, apples, grapes, celery and mandarin oranges. Gently stir in 1 cup yogurt mixture.
  • 3. Cover and refrigerate salad and remaining yogurt mixture for 2-3 hours. Just before serving, stir in bananas, walnuts and remaining yogurt mixture. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 199 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.