Monday, July 6, 2015

Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad



I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. We sure did! Although, after our vacation and 4th of July celebrations I'm feeling the need for a food detox! This Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad is an oldie but a goodie. It makes the perfect lunch or light dinner!

Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad
Serves 6
WW PP=7
Cal 292, Fat 11.1g, Carbs 34.6g, Fiber 4g, Protein 12.2g

 Ingredients
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 packet onion soup mix (dry)
2 tsp white sugar
1 clove garlic (pressed)
8 oz farfalle pasta
1/2 cucumber (seeded and sliced)
2 roma tomatoes (diced)             
1 carrot (shredded)
6 oz spinach (fresh)
11 oz mandarin orange segments
2 cups cooked chicken (sliced)
1/2 Cup Almonds

To make the dressing whisk together the rice vinegar, orange juice, sesame oil, vegetable oil, onion soup mix, sugar, and garlic until well blended. Cover, and refrigerate until needed.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al dente, drain, and rinse under cold water. Place pasta in large bowl.
To make the salad, toss the cucumber, tomatoes, carrot, spinach, mandarin oranges, chicken, and almonds with the pasta. Pour the dressing over the salad mixture and toss to coat evenly. Serve Immediately. Enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for linking up to Merry This looks great! Yum! Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my G+ We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
    Best,
    Kim

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    1. This summer salad sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  3. Bridget, this will be one of my features at Treasure Box Tuesday this evening- it looks delicious! I loooove mandarin oranges in anything, but they sound so good with this asian style chicken salad! Thanks for linking up with us! :)

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  4. Salads are a favorite fast dinner this time of year and this one looks amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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