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Dried Cherry-Nut Chicken Pasta Salad

Dried Cherry-Nut Chicken Pasta Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 4
Sweetened dried cherries, toasted almonds and bow tie pasta turn ordinary chicken salad into something pretty special.
Updated March 3, 2005

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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
210
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
74g
25%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
27g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
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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