Here's a pleasing main dish salad that rescues the what's for supper question every time.
cups uncooked gemelli (twist) pasta (8 ounces)
cups cubed cooked turkey
cup dried cherries
cup slivered almonds, toasted
medium stalk celery, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
or 4 medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
cup refrigerated poppy seed dressing
Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
In large bowl, mix pasta and remaining ingredients except dressing. Pour dressing over mixture; toss until coated. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving.
Rotini or juniorettes pasta can be used instead of the gemelli.
Toasting almonds is easy. Just place them in an ungreased shallow pan and bake at 350°F for 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
Serve this tasty salad with whole-grain rolls, fresh orange wedges and tall glasses of iced tea or lemonade.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:4 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.