Turkey-Melon Pasta Salad Recipe

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Bow tie pasta, turkey and watermelon combine in this breezy summer salad from R. Jean Rand of Edina, Minnesota. It has a sweet-tart taste would pair well with tall glasses of lemonade or iced tea for an outdoor patio lunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 1-1/2 cups diced seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons sugar


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the turkey, watermelon, celery and onion; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice and sugar until smooth. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stir into turkey mixture. Drizzle with the yogurt mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey-Melon Pasta Salad in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p54

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 85876
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"This was not good. I'm just glad that I tasted the dressing instead of just pouring it on. It was very sour and not at all tasty. I ended up throwing out the dressing and just using plain mayo. I will not make again."

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