Pears, Pasta & Pecan Salad
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Pears, Pasta & Pecan Salad

Try this unique pasta salad with pears and a honey and lime-flavored salad dressing.

8
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
20 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Pasta

1 cup uncooked dried gemelli (double twist pasta) or small pasta shells

Salad Dressing

1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest

3 tablespoons lime juice

3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

2 tablespoons honey

Salad

1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

2 ribs (1 cup) celery, sliced

1 medium pear, sliced, quartered

1 medium apple, sliced, quartered

2 tablespoons chopped green onions

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all salad dressing ingredients in bowl.

  3. STEP 3

    Toss cooked pasta and all remaining salad ingredients together in large bowl just before serving. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to coat.

Nutrition

180Calories
10Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
15Sodium (mg)
23Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)

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  February 18, 2009

I made this pasta salad for my culinary class. Everyone loved the unique lime flavor with the pasta and fruit. I also added dried cherries for some color. Several students asked for the recipe. I will definitely make it again. A refreshing unique salad!

— says Leesa
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