Honey Mustard Turkey Pasta Salad

This easy honey mustard turkey pasta salad uses a really simple dressing which adds a whole lot of flavour to this recipe and it’s one that is versatile enough for you to use in your own pasta salad recipes too!

This easy honey mustard turkey pasta salad uses a really simple dressing which adds a whole lot of flavour to this recipe and it’s one that is versatile enough for you to use in your own pasta salad recipes too!

Just like last week’s vibrant Mediterranean vegetable soup this honey mustard turkey pasta salad is an equally fantastic colourful healthy recipe option.

Plus, Lady Lynne said this would not only be great as a healthy lunch but also as a light summer dinner served with crusty bread, or even as a side. It has so many uses!

This easy honey mustard turkey pasta salad uses a really simple dressing which adds a whole lot of flavour to this recipe and it’s one that is versatile enough for you to use in your own pasta salad recipes too!

So, OK it’s still just hovering above freezing point here in Scotland, but you know what, sometimes I do fancy a change from soups every lunchtime.

This honey mustard turkey pasta salad is great for packed lunches at work, because it literally takes 30 minutes to make. So it’s easily made the night before.

The honey mustard dressing itself is just 4 ingredients shaken together in a jar! It’s one you can find so many other uses for!

Packed with 60% of your recommended daily protein intake. I especially like to have this on either a Monday or a Wednesday as those are my gym days, so I know I’m getting a good boost of protein to feed those tired muscles.

This easy honey mustard turkey pasta salad uses a really simple dressing which adds a whole lot of flavour to this recipe and it’s one that is versatile enough for you to use in your own pasta salad recipes too!

Believe it or not this recipe idea came from left over Christmas turkey that was in the freezer. Nothing, and I mean nothing goes to waste in this household.

I’ve grown addicted to this honey mustard turkey pasta salad though. Although I’ve no Christmas turkey left, lean turkey breast, grilled and sliced, as in the recipe below is just perfect.

I can’t believe I’ve mentioned Christmas in this recipe, seeing as it’s only April. But seeing as I have, let me just mention it again and say wouldn’t this dressing be absolutely perfect for that leftover Turkey on Boxing Day? 😆

This easy honey mustard turkey pasta salad uses a really simple dressing which adds a whole lot of flavour to this recipe and it’s one that is versatile enough for you to use in your own pasta salad recipes too!
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Honey Mustard Turkey Pasta Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Easy honey mustard turkey pasta salad with a really simple dressing that adds a whole lot of flavour!

Course: Lunch
Servings: 2
Calories: 468 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
For the Pasta Salad: -
  • 100 g Whole wheat fusilli pasta
  • 170 g cooked sliced turkey breast
  • 4 spring onions sliced thinly
  • Romaine or baby gem lettuce chopped
  • 8 halved cherry tomatoes
  • 20 g toasted pine nuts
Honey mustard dressing: -
  • 100 ml no fat yogurt
  • 2 tsp runny honey
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt to season
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions, drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Place all of the honey mustard ingredients into a jar and shake well, then season to taste.
  3. Once cooled, in a bowl combine the pasta, turkey, spring onions, lettuce, tomatoes and toasted pine nuts.
  4. Combine contents of the bowl with the honey mustard dressing and serve.
Recipe Notes

Ideal for packed lunches


Nutrition Facts
Honey Mustard Turkey Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.6g 24%
Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
Cholesterol 61.4mg 20%
Sodium 168.8mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 52.9g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
Sugars 12.6g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 12%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This easy honey mustard turkey pasta salad uses a really simple dressing which adds a whole lot of flavour to this recipe and it’s one that is versatile enough for you to use in your own pasta salad recipes too!

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Comments

  1. You said CHRISTMAS???? Oh no!!! Haha.
    I love honey and mustard on a pasta salad and it takes me back to my student days, but this is a much more fancy version of what I used to make.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I know. Christmas Dannii, only 8 months to go! Ha ha!

      Your student days sound a bit like mine. But my pasta dish of choice was Tuna, Pasta, MAYO, Sweetcorn. And I emphasise the Mayo here due to the colossal amounts I used to put in. Ooof! 😉

  2. Roasted turkey is one of my favorite things. I have been known to bring turkey breasts back in my carry on, after all…

  3. Honey Mustard…..the bomb 😉 What a great nourishing dish Neil!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks so much Rebecca. This honey mustard dressing makes such a lot of difference to what could otherwise be boring salad dishes.

  4. The second I saw ‘honey mustard’ I was hooked!! My favorite condiment 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      So glad you like this too Liz! It’s one of my most favourite salad condiments and it’s just so easy and delicious to make! Thank you 😀

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