Waldorf Pasta Salad w/Pineapples

Waldorf Pasta Salad w/PineapplesThe end of the school year is winding down and we are as busy as ever. Prom, a couple banquets, getting ready for my youngest daughter to go out-of-town for the state forensics tournament this Friday, and finals week. If we can just get through the next month it will be smooth sailing over the summer.

This pasta salad is light and flavorful. This dish offers many different textures, from the crunchy celery, apple, and walnuts, to the juicy pineapple, to the pasta. The sour cream gives it a tangy flavor that is a nice, unexpected surprise.

I can’t remember where I got the recipe. I am pretty sure it was in a cookbook I had, and when I donated the cookbook I wrote down the recipe but not the source. I did a google search and didn’t come up with anything like it. There were some recipes that were similar and some that were very different.

I served this pasta salad with Honey Lime Chicken and zucchini that were cooked on the grill. It made for a very fast and easy meal that didn’t heat up my kitchen.

Waldorf Pasta Salad w/Pineapples

These are the ingredients that are needed.

 

Waldorf Pasta Salad w/Pineapples

The ingredients for the sauce, not mixed.

 

Waldorf Pasta Salad w/Pineapples

The ingredients for the sauce, mixed.

 

Waldorf Pasta Salad w/Pineapples

The salad ingredients prepped and ready.

Waldorf Pasta Salad w/Pineapples

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
This is a light, delicious pasta and fruit salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups uncooked shell pasta (about 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, with juice (8 ounces)
  • 1 medium red apple (cored and cubed)
  • 1 cup celery
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise (I use the kind with olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions and let cool.
2. Meanwhile, drain the pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice; set aside.
3. Combine pasta, drained pineapple, apple, celery, and walnuts in a large bowl.
4. In a small bowl combine the pineapple juice, mayonnaise, sour cream, and salt . Add to pasta mixture and toss until combined.

Waldorf Pasta Salad w/Pineapples

 

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