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Best Ever Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Best Ever Pasta Salad

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"This is a tasty and filling chicken pasta salad. Perfect served with a croissant and iced tea for a summer luncheon! Enjoy."

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  • PREP

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, tarragon, dill, salt, mustard, pimento, capers and pepper. Seat aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the pasta, green pepper, Havarti, green onions and chicken. Add dressing to taste and toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 28, 2003

delicious

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2012

Sorry, I would say not the best. I tried this because I love Havarti cheese, but I thought it was dry, and even with all those ingredients, still did not have a lot of flavor. It's OK, but just does not seem worth it to me to make again.

 

8 Ratings

Jul 15, 2004

This was absolutely delicious! I substituted broccoli for the green peppers to humor my children and I think it made it even better!

 
Nov 18, 2010

i had a lot of left over havarti cheese after company left so i looked for a recipe w/ havarti. this was great! Really, the 'Best Ever Pasta Salad'. I didn't have bow tie pasta on hand so used small shells. I'm a vegetarian and it is very good w/o the chicken. I plan to make it again for the holidays because it is also a very good looking salad - I think I will double the amount of pimento to add more red color.

 
Jan 02, 2009

I took this to a family party and got good comments on it. I enjoyed the mixture of flavors. I will probably make this again in the future. The only things I might change would be to increase the pasta to 2.5 cups and decrease the chicken by 1/2. There was a lot! Thanks for a great recipe!

 
May 26, 2014

The dressing is wonderful--but 3 cups pasta was necessary for good ingredient balance. Adding chopped pepperoncini was a big improvement.

 
May 07, 2013

We modified this slightly with cheese we had on-hand. However the dressing for this salad is what really makes it! We're definitely keeping this recipe around for the summer months!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 523 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 42.9 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 668 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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