Cranberry and Almond Pasta Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Cranberry and Almond Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Cranberry and Almond Pasta Salad

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"Sweet and tangy pasta salad filled with dried cranberries and almonds. Turkey can be used in place of the ham. Great served right away or chilled briefly."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil until cooked through yet tender, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Rinse the pasta in cold water until completely chilled; drain. Transfer cool pasta to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Toss the ham, celery, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds with the bow-tie pasta to mix evenly.
  4. Stir the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and sugar together in a bowl.
  5. Pour the mayonnaise dressing over the pasta mixture; toss to coat evenly.
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Aug 07, 2012

I tried this with diced chicken instead of ham and added diced green apple. I cut the mayo in half and substituted light sour cream. The crunchiness of the almonds and celery was nice, but this dish still lacked flavour. The taste of the cider vinegar was not pleasant. Not a bad recipe, but needs some variation. Needs flavour.

 
Aug 25, 2012

reduce the sugar!

 

7 Ratings

Jul 30, 2013

I gave this 3 stars based on the recipe, as written. I've since modified the recipe to suite my family. I added 2 red delicious apples (diced and dipped in lemon juice), cashews instead of almonds, red onion, Craisens instead of cranberries (less tart), and reduced the amount of cider vinegar and sugar. This recipe is a good jumping off point - modify to your liking.

 
Apr 07, 2015

I used to purchase a cranberry almond pasta kit through a kid's fundraiser and LOVED it. Found this recipe through google search. It's great! I'll make a smaller portion of the dressing mix next time, but otherwise I loved it! I skip the celery.. simply because I don't like celery.

 
Jul 06, 2013

I would do 1/2 cup mayo, 1/8 cup vinegar and 1/8 cup sugar. I also added about 1/2 cup of fresh chopped basil which gave it a wonderful basil flavour.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 351 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 350 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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