Friday, April 04, 2008

Turkey and Fruit Pasta Salad

Turkey and Fruit Pasta Salad

1 cup dry gemelli pasta or 1 1/3 cups corkscrew macaroni 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken 2 green onions, sliced 1/3 cup fresh lime or lemon juice 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed 2 medium nectarines or plums, sliced 1 cup halved fresh strawberries Cook pasta according to package directions, preferably al dente (firm tothe bite). Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, turkey, and green onions. Toss to combine. For dressing, in a screw-top jar, combine lime or lemon juice, oil, honey and thyme. Cover and shake well. Pour dressing over pasta mixture;toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, add the nectarines or plums and strawberries. Toss gently to combine. Makes 4 servings.

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