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Tarragon Turkey Salad

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Mandarin oranges complement tender turkey and bow tie pasta in Shannon Bitenc's summery salad. 'My family loves the combination of citrus and tarragon in this delicious dish,' she writes from Scottsdale, Arizona."
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl; add turkey, celery and oranges. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, orange juice, mustard, tarragon, orange peel, salt and pepper. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve over lettuce.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 234 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 421 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.


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Very good salad but I made a few changes to add a little more flavor. First I used a teaspoon of dried tarragon since I did not have fresh. I added about 1/4 cup prepared Italian dressing to the...

This is a very nice summer salad, though I think it lacks either "kick" or crunch. The missing component would have to be subtle, so as not to over-power the delicate flavors of this mixture. ...