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Turkey Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

Turkey Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

When you're looking for a side dish to round out your barbecue, nothing compares to this meaty pasta salad. It also makes a simple yet satisfying meal in itself.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine or cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • SALAD:
  • 1 package (12 ounces) tri-colored spiral pasta
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper

Directions

  • 1. Whisk all dressing together in a small bowl; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Place in a large bowl. While pasta is warm, stir in 1/2 cup dressing. Cover and chill. Add broccoli, turkey, onions, red pepper and remaining dressing; toss to coat. Cover and chill 3-4 hours or overnight. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 302 calories, 17 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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