Pear Apple Pasta Salad

Who would have thought that pears would make such a great addition to pasta salad? 


  • 8 oz. gluten-free pasta
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, chopped
  • 1 medium pear, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 box Applegate Naturals® Grilled Chicken Breast Strips


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente; drain, and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, honey and balsamic vinegar; season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add red bell peppers, cilantro, squash, pear, apple, Applegate Naturals® Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, and pasta to bowl; toss with balsamic mixture.
  4. Serve pasta salad with lemon wedges.