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Turkey-Melon Pasta Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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