Chicken Pasta Salad with Fruit
Your family will enjoy this main dish chicken pasta salad loaded with tasty ingredients like cheese raviolini, marinated artichoke hearts, fresh snow peas, spinach leaves, cucumber, sliced kiwifruit, raisins and Parmesan cheese.
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and chopped
2 cups seedless green grapes
1 cup snow peas
About 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, torn into pieces
2 celery ribs, sliced
7 ounces cheese raviolini*, cooked according to package directions and cooled
1 (6-ounce) jar artichoke hearts with marinade
1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
1/2 large cucumber, sliced
1/2 cup raisins
4 green onions, chopped
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Spinach leaves (garnish)
Mandarin orange sections (garnish)
- Combine first 11 ingredients in a large serving bowl and toss gently.
- Mix mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, lemon or lime juice, salt and pepper in a small bow. Pour over salad and toss again. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- To serve, spoon salad onto spinach-lined plates and garnish with mandarin orange sections.
Makes 4 servings.
*Available in most food specialty stores. Or substitute with any desired bite-size pasta such as tortellini, rotini or farfalle.