Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bring on the summer salads!

Chicken and Craisin Salad

  • 16 oz. bag bow tie pasta, or pasta of choice
  • 2-3 chicken breasts~cooked, cooled & cubed (I used half a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 c. craisins
  • 1 c. red grapes
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 c. chopped broccoli
  • 3/4 c. sunflower seeds (optional)

creamy dressing:

  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger powder (I skipped)

Mix all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk them together & cover & place in fridge.

In the mean time, mix all of the salad together, except sunflower seeds, in a large bowl. Toss together. Just before serving mix in sunflower seeds & dressing.

Yum. Nice change of pace from the Italian dressing pasta salad. This was yummy and addictive. The dressing is a little on the sweet side, so if you don't like that you can take down the sugar a bit. We loved it though! A great summer meal!

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