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Fruit & Yogurt Elbow Salad

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Who knew fruit and pasta would make such terrific pairing? This unique, kid-friendly salad is a delicious choice for a Summer picnic. But, it also makes a fantastic breakfast.
Ingredients
  Elbow macaroni 13 1⁄4 Ounce
  Water 1 Gallon
  Low fat yogurt 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Vanilla flavour)
  Honey 1 Tablespoon (Optional) (Optional)
  Cinammon 1 Teaspoon, ground
  Fruits 4 Cup (64 tbs), chop
  Fresh mint leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Optional)
  Flaked roasted almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), slice
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large pot cook the pasta in boiling water.
2. Once done drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Place in large bowl. Let cool.
3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together yogurt, honey and cinnamon.
4. In a large bowl toss elbow pasta and yogurt mixture.
5. Add fruit and mint. Toss gently to combine.

SERVING
6. Sprinkle with almonds. and serve.

TIPS
You can refrigerate leftovers nicely covered up to 1 day. (Let stand at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes before serving if refrigerated.)

NOTES
Either Greek or traditional yogurt can be used.

Choose one or more favorite fruits cut into bite-sized pieces. Suggestions: apples, blueberries, cantaloupe, grapes, kiwi, nectarines, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
8 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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