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Spinach and Pasta Salad Recipe

March 2nd, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. Dressing

  2. 1teaspoon finely chopped peeledgingerroot
  3. 1clovegarlic, minced
  4. 1/2cuprice vinegaror white wine vinegar
  5. 1/4cuporange juice
  6. 1/4cupvegetable oil
  7. 1teaspoonsesame oil
  8. 1 (1 1/4 ounce)envelopeLipton Recipe Secrets onion soup mix
  9. 2teaspoonssugar
  10. Salad

  11. 8ounces uncookedbow tie pasta
  12. 1/2cucumber, scored seeded,and sliced
  13. 1/2cup dicedred bell peppers
  14. 1/2cup coarsely choppedred onions
  15. 1 (6 ounce)packagebaby spinach leaves
  16. 1 (11 ounce)canmandarin orange segments, drained
  17. 2cups dicedcooked chicken
  18. 1/2cup slicedalmonds, toasted

DIRECTIONS

  1. For dressing finely chop gingeroot.
  2. Whisk gingeroot, garlic, vinegar, orange juice, vegetable oil, sesame oil, soup mix and sugar.
  3. Cover.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. For salad, cook pasta according to package directions drain and rinse under cold water.
  6. Place pasta in large bowl.
  7. Meanwhile score cucumber, remove seeds slice and cut slices in half.
  8. Dice bell pepper, coarsley chop onion.
  9. Add cucumber, bell pepper, onion, mandarin oranges, chicken and almonds to pasta.
  10. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
  11. Serve immediately.

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