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Turkey, Cherry and Almond Pasta Salad

Turkey, Cherry and Almond Pasta Salad

This is a delicious pasta salad that is always a party hit. The poppy seed dressing makes it a winner, especially for those who are not fond of mayo-based pasta salads.MORE+LESS-


pound farfalle (bow tie) pasta


pound turkey, cubed (bite-sized)


cup whole almonds, toasted


cup gorgonzola cheese, cubed


large fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

1 1/2

jars(12 oz.) poppy-seed dressing

Seasoned salt and pepper to taste

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  • 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Set aside.

  • 2

    In a large bowl, add turkey, onion, celery, almonds, dried cherries, cheese and basil. Toss to mix.

  • 3

    Add cooked and cooled pasta. Gently toss to distribute all ingredients.

  • 4

    Add seasoned salt and pepper to taste.

  • 5

    Add poppy seed dressing and mix gently to coat all. Add more dressing if needed.

  • 6

    Transfer to serving bowl. Cover and refrigerated up to an hour before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Garnish with whole toasted almonds and shaved fresh cheese, if desired.

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Watch the video: How to Make Italian Pasta Salad. The Stay At Home Chef (January 2022).