Dried Cherry-Nut Chicken Pasta Salad

Sweetened dried cherries, toasted almonds and bow tie pasta turn ordinary chicken salad into something pretty special.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Salad

7
oz. (3 cups) uncooked bow tie pasta (farfalle)
2
cups diced cooked chicken breast
1/2
cup sliced celery
1
(3.53-oz.) pkg. sweetened dried cherries
1/4
cup slivered almonds, toasted

Dressing

1/4
cup white wine vinegar
1/4
cup apple juice
3
tablespoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon dry mustard
1/2
teaspoon celery salt
1/4
cup oil
1/4
cup fat-free mayonnaise
2
teaspoons poppy seed
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine cooked pasta, chicken, celery and cherries; mix well.
  • 3 In blender container, combine vinegar, apple juice, sugar, dry mustard and celery salt; blend until well mixed. With blender running, slowly add oil; blend until thick. Add mayonnaise and poppy seed; blend on low speed just until mixed.
  • 4 Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Fold in almonds.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    630
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    480mg
    480%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    74g
    74%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    27g
    27%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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