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Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad Recipe

Since we grow and harvest our own spinach, we use it in lots of dishes. One of our favorite ways to enjoy it is in this pasta salad.—Ruby Pyles, Myersville, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 4 cups cooked spiral pasta
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced celery
  • 2 cups green grapes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped onion

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients; pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 212 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 203 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.