Apple, Grape and Pecan Pasta Salad

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apple grape and pecan pasta salad recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Guess what? Pasta and fruit make a delightful combination. Throw in some nuts and it's even better. And that's why we can't stop eating this apple, grape and pecan pasta salad.


½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 pound bite-size pasta (we used cassarece)

3 apples, cored and diced

2 cups grapes, halved

¾ cup pecans, roughly chopped

⅓ cup shaved Parmesan, or more to taste


1. Whisk the olive oil with the lemon juice, lemon zest and mustard to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package’s instructions. Drain and let cool slightly.

3. Toss the cooled pasta with the apples, grapes and pecans. Add the dressing and toss well to coat. Finally, add the Parmesan and mix gently to combine.

4. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts
  • 646 calories

  • 31g fat

  • 82g carbs

  • 14g protein

  • 20g sugars

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