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Modern Waldorf Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

A Waldorf salad inspired my pasta dish. I use smoked turkey, apples, strawberries and orecchiette. Rotisserie chicken and other fruits would also taste fabulous. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California
Modern Waldorf Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked orecchiette or small tube pasta (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, optional
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced deli smoked turkey, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix yogurt, mayonnaise, milk, mustard and, if desired, thyme until blended. Toss apple with lemon juice.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, apple, turkey, strawberries and celery. Add dressing; toss gently to coat. If desired, sprinkle with walnuts. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 313 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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