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Turkey-Macaroni Salad

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“A healthy, tasty pasta salad made with no mayonnaise. "Cooking time" is really chilling time; preparation time includes time to cook pasta, as you can be slicing the carrots and onion at the same time. I think it tastes better made one day ahead so that flavors get a good chance to combine.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups cubed cooked turkey or 1 12 cups chicken
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 14 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked, rinsed in cold water and drained
  • Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 14 teaspoon thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil.
  3. Toss dressing with pasta-turkey mixture until thoroughly combined.
  4. Cover and chill at least 1/2 hour (but longer is better).
  5. Toss again right before serving.

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