Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spinach Pasta Salad

And I thought Spinach was gross........

I feel like I am in Heaven when I am eating this baby up.  It is soooo good.  I really need to make it at least a couple times a month. I am sure some of you have seen different versions of this salad. I got this one from a friend of mine. I am not sure where she got it from but it is too good not to share.  So, here ya go.

Spinich Pasta Salad

The dressing:
1 cup Canola oil
1/3 cup Soy Vay Veri Teriyaki Sauce
1/3 cup Rice Vinegar
1/3 cup Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
6 T. sugar

Salad ingredients:
8 oz. bowtie pasta (cooked and drained)
1 bag spinach
1 cup craisns
1 small can mandarin oranges
3-4 green onions
1 cup peanuts or cashews
2 cups or 2 cans chicken
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (opt)

About 3 hours before serving, put pasta and chicken in a bowl and pour about 1/2 - 2/3 of the dressing over it and let soak (you can do this overnight too). When ready to serve, add all ingredients and mix until they are coated with dressing. Let each person add more, if desired. Serves about 4....or more if you have it as a side dish.

I have it set up like a buffet.  So you can put whatever you want on it.  If you don't like the pasta then just use more chicken.  It really is delicious.

1 comment:

Cindi said...

This looks delicious! I have had it before but I didn't have a recipe! Thank you for posting it- now I can make my own! :)