• Serves 4
  • 25 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


This is an easy to put together recipe that combines ingredients you might not normally think to put together. The crispness of the apples balance well with the smooth cheese, smokey turkey and slightly sweet sauce. A great dish that is worth a try.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1/2 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 Lemon, or whole small lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 300g Penne pasta
  • 100g Havarti, diced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced
  • 100g Thickly sliced turkey, diced


  1. Cook penne as directed. Drain and allow to cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl whisk maple syrup, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, garlic salt and pepper.
  3. Dice cheese, apple and turkey. Mix together with pasta.
  4. Add oil to the rest of the sauce ingredients, mix well and then add cheese, apple, pasta mixture. Mix well and then pour everything into a serving bowl.


This recipe can be served cold and can easily be made a day early.

  • Very interesting combination of ingredients. Would love to see what they’re like together, but will have to omit the turkey as I don’t eat meat. Thanks for sharing!


  • Looking forward to trying this. My sons love pasta and this looks like a more healthy wholesome alternative to what they normally have


  • Oh yum!! My mum use to make some similar but was much simpler – pasta, cheese, apple and traditional mayonnaise as the dressing :-) think I might try yours, sounds delicious!!


  • Apple is nice variation. I’ve never done this before…will try and let you know …


  • An interesting recipe; it looks great so thanks for sharing!.

    • Yes I agree! I always like seeing different combinations of flavours – gives me ideas for recipes I make.


  • Be keeping this one in mind for a quick salad that can be used for work lunches.


  • Looks like a nice dish, not sure about cheese and apple though.


  • mmm I am going to try this one for the weekend bbq, I hope we have a bbq anyway as the weather is pretty bad at the moment


  • What a delicious combination for pasta :)


  • Love pasta and apples are a new addition,thanks for your recipe!


  • Never thought to add apple to a pasta dish. One I will have to try!


  • turkey and apple are not ingredients that i use with pasta usually so this recipe is a little different to me. oh well it still looks really good and will be something new to try


  • Intriguing list of ingredients here – worth a try I think.


  • An unusual combo of ingredients for a pasta dish. Will try this out – thanks!


  • I would be interested to try this different combination of ingredients


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