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.



  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.

  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


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