Fruit and Yogurt Pasta Salad

This is a great take-along recipe that I bring every year to family cookouts. It is totally different from other pasta salads and is very simple to make. You can vary the yogurt flavor and fruit combinations to your liking.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup seashell pasta

  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained well

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained well

  • 1 cup halved strawberries

  • 1 cup halved red grapes

  • 1 (8 ounce) container lemon yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add shell pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 9 minutes. Drain and rinse well. Transfer pasta to a medium bowl.

  2. Add oranges, pineapple, strawberries, and grapes to the cooked pasta. Add yogurt and sugar and mix gently.

  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

Feel free to try orange-flavored yogurt in place of lemon.

If you plan to serve the salad the next day, leave the strawberries out until serving, since they tend to break down the yogurt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
1g Fat
60g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 59mg 294%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 483mg 10%

* 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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