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Fresh and Light Turkey and Bow-Tie Salad

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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 8
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Lemon-flavored yogurt and lemon peel add to the playful nature of bow-tie pasta in this fresh and pretty turkey salad.
Updated Feb 9, 2016
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  • 5 cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (12 oz)
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped or shredded fresh basil
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat salad dressing or mayonnaise
  • 2 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original yogurt lemon burst
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel, if desired
  • Red leaf lettuce, if desired


  • 1
    Cook pasta in salted water as directed on package, adding asparagus during last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in very large (5-quart) bowl, mix turkey, bell pepper and basil. In small bowl, mix salad dressing, yogurt, onion salt and lemon peel.
  • 3
    Stir cooled cooked pasta with asparagus into turkey mixture. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to mix. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors and chill salad.
  • 4
    In shallow serving bowl or on platter, arrange lettuce. Spoon salad onto lettuce. If desired, garnish with additional basil.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    This large-sized salad is perfect for a picnic. Look for large plastic serving bowls at paper supply and discount stores.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Trans Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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