Mandarin Pasta Salad

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Grace Larson


This is a salad which can be used as a main dish as it contains chicken, spinach, vegetables and fruit. It is soooo tasty and a cool dish for a hot summer's night.


★★★★★ 1 vote

8 - 12
20 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 8 oz
    bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 large
  • 1/2 c
    diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped red onion
  • 1 pkg
    6oz. fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 can(s)
    11 oz. mandarin orange segments, drained
  • 2 c
    diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 c
    sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 tsp
    finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger root
  • 1 clove
    pressed garlic
  • 1/3 c
    rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 pkg
    lipton onion soup mix (envelope)
  • 2 tsp
    white sugar



  1. Start with the dressing. Finely chop gingeroot . In small bowl, whisk gingerroot, garlic, vinegar, orange juice, vegetable oil, sesame oil, soup mix & sugar. Cover, refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. For salad, cook pasta according to package, drain and rinse under cold running water. Place pasta in large bowl. Meanwhile score cucumber with a fork, remove seeds using a corer, slice cuke and cut slices in half. Dice bell pepper, coarsely chop onion. Add cuke, bell pepper, onion, spinach, mandarin oranges, chicken and almonds to pasta. Pour dressing over salad and toss. Serve immediately.

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Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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