Orange pasta salad

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Medium Shells OR Elbow Macaroni OR other medium pasta shape, uncooked
3 cups Cooked chicken breasts (boneless and skinless) cooled
1¼ cup Seedless grapes (red or white) cut in half
1 large Cucumber; peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
6 \N Scallions; sliced
3 cups Navel oranges; peeled and sectioned with a knife
1 \N Head of lettuce
¼ cup Vegetable oil
¼ cup White wine vinegar
¾ cup Orange juice concentrate
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Pepper


Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the pasta, chicken, grapes, cucumber, scallions and half the orange sections. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients.

Pour the vinaigrette into the pasta mixture and toss the salad gently. On a large platter, arrange the lettuce leaves. Mound the salad on top of the lettuce and garnish with remaining orange slices.

Each serving provides: 336 Calories; 19.3 g Protein; 46.7 g Carbohydrates; 8⅖ g Fat; 32.9 mg Cholesterol; 308 mg Sodium.

Calories from Fat: 22%

Copyright National Pasta Association () (Reprinted with permission)

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