Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad

This was so delicious! We ate it as dinner served with some breadsticks and then I ate it for lunch several times.  The mixture of flavors is so good.  The only issue is it makes a giant bowl (serves 12) so if you are not feeding a crowd you may want to half it. We did eat every bit of it though. 
Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad
adapted from Taste of Home
1 pound rotini pasta
4 cups chicken, cooked and diced
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple tidbits, drained (We used about 2 cups fresh)
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
3/4 cup diced onion
1 cup seedless green grapes
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 cup Craisens
1 cup ranch dressing
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 cups salted cashews or cashew pieces
Cook pasta according to package directions.  In a large bowl combine, chicken, pineapple, grapes and craisens. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water; stir into chicken mixture.
In a small bowl mix the ranch dressing and mayonnaise until smooth. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving stir in the cashews.
*We ate it right away, because I did not have time for it to chill. It was still awesome!  I also used light ranch dressing an mayonnaise.

~Tiffanee

4 comments:

  1. Sounds incredibly refreshing -- definitely have to give this a try!

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  3. I love salads with nuts and cashew are one of my favorites. What an AWESOME!!! combination of favorites in this GREAT!!! salad.

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  4. Your posts always make me happy, and hungry. Now this looks like what I should make for lunch.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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