Calypso Strawberry Salad


16 oz. of Farfalle pasta or macaroni, cooked and cooled

1 cup cold strawberry yogurt

1 cup cold sour cream

1 pound boneless skinless turkey breast, cooked and cut into cubes

1 cup sliced strawberries

3/4 cup raisins

3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans


1/4 cup mashed fresh strawberries, chilled

1 T olive oil

1/4 tsp. curry powder

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground cumin

1/8 tsp. ground allspice

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper


In a large salad or mixing bowl, combine all salad ingredients, toss to mix well. Chill salad while you prepare the dressing.

In a small container with a cover, combine all your dressing ingredients together. Cover and shake well to mix, pour over salad and toss to mix. Serve.

Optional garnishes

Serve on a bed of lettuce either plain or decorated with fresh strawberries. Figure on 8-10 strawberries if you want 1 with each serving.

Note: This unusual pasta salad recipe is from Paula Marchesi of Rocky Point, Long Island, New York. Paula was a finalist in the 1997 California Strawberry Festival's Berry Off cooking contest.