Fruity Pasta Salad with Herbs

Loaded with fresh fruit and herbs, this creamy, pleasantly sweet pasta salad will become one of your favorite summer recipes.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups tri-color rotini pasta

  • 2 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and diced

  • 2 fresh figs, chopped

  • ½ cup diced red onion

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 3 tablespoons sliced black olives

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Mix apples, figs, onion, basil, black olives, mint, and garlic together in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk mayonnaise, Pecorino Romano cheese, sour cream, sugar, vinegar, lime zest and juice, salt, and pepper together in a separate bowl.

  4. Add cooked rotini to apple mixture, stir, and pour dressing on top. Mix well and refrigerate, covered, for at least 30 minutes. Serve chilled.

Cook's Note:

Parmesan cheese may be substituted for Pecorino Romano.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
13g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 156mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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