Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 212 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.
Jul 12, 2018
I made this salad on 7/11/18. I did not have snow peas, so I used an orange pepper, which I diced. I also used 2 cups chicken instead of 4 cups so that I'd have chicken for another use! This salad is delicious! delowenstein
Aug 22, 2017
It's wonderful as written, but I always omit the tomatoes and celery and add extra pea pods. I also make a double batch of the yummy dressing since my family likes it a bit moister. The second day, I have plenty of dressing to add in more spinach for another meal. Great recipe and is the favorite of one of my sons.
May 25, 2014
I think this is a very good salad, but I would have liked it better if I'd not put in so much celery, and maybe added some grated carrot as a replacement. Also, I don't like the "raw" taste of uncooked Chinese pea pods, so I'd probably like it better if I were to blanche them just long enough to take away that taste, but still leave them tender crisp. Even regular frozen peas that have been thawed would be a good substitute.
Apr 28, 2013
I make this recipe all the time. It is absolutely delicious. It also keeps well if you don't put the dressing on the entire salad, but apply it separately.