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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cashew Turkey Pasta Salad

Sweet but with a zip, this pasta salad has hit the spot for me several times and is a dish often requested for birthdays and parties at my parents' house. (Note: My mom cut this recipe down from the very large amount she makes for our large family so that it would fit my little family better. Thus, it has a couple of weird measurements.)

Cashew Turkey Pasta Salad

Desired amount of diced, cooked turkey or chicken
10 c. uncooked spiral pasta
4 diced celery ribs
8 chopped green onions (or 1/2 white onion, thinly diced)

Cook pasta. Cool.
Pour sauce (see below) over pasta.
Add turkey.
Add celery and onions.
Chill (preferably 2 hours).
Add cashews just before serving.

Sauce:
1 7/8 c. mayonnaise
5/8 c. honey
2 1/2 Tb. cider vinegar
2 1/2 tsp. salt (preferably Redmond's Real Salt)
4 Tb. (or more to taste) pineapple juice concentrate
2 c. salted cashew halves*  (As these get soft if left in the salad, I prefer to sprinkle them on top just before serving or to allow people to add them to what they dish up as they go.)

*Note: cashews aren't shown in the picture.

3 comments:

Kyle, Amy, and Joshua said...

Can I just come eat at your house every day?! YUMMY!!!!

Katrina said...

Yes, yes, yes! (I wish you could...)

Raeofshine77 said...

Love this recipe! Your site is awesome, giving me all types of good ideas and new things to try:-) Thanks! Rachel

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