Fresh Fruit and Creamy Yogurt Dressing Pasta Salad

Fresh Fruit and Creamy Yogurt Dressing Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad Recipe: Fresh Fruit with Creamy Yogurt Dressing 

Summary: This refreshing salad is quick and easy, and full of seasonal fruit. Choose 4 cups of your favorite fruit to add to the salad – the possibilities are endless.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Dreamfields Elbow Macaroni pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups low-fat vanilla or Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbl honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups fresh fruit, washed and cut into bite sized pieces. Suggestions: apples, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, kiwi and grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
  • Place in large bowl; set aside to cool.
  • Toast the almonds: Spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in a cold oven, set the temp to 350° F and bake for 9-11 minutes. Stir them occasionally and toast until lightly browned. Cool.
  • Dressing: In medium bowl, stir together yogurt, honey, and cinnamon; toss with cooled elbows.
  • Add fruit and mint; toss gently to combine.
  • Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  • Refrigerate leftovers, covered, up to 1 day, allow to stand at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes before serving

Number of servings (yield): 8


Recipe reprinted with permission

By Dreamfields Pasta Co