Steph's Summer Salad Recipe -
Steph's Summer Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Steph's Summer Salad

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"A light and flavorful salad that tastes great any time of the year!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, add broccoli a few minutes before pasta is done; drain.
  2. Cook the chicken in a pan, seasoning with lemon pepper as it cooks. When the chicken is no longer pink inside, cut into small pieces. Combine chicken to pasta-broccoli mixture. Stir in oil and sliced green onion and add lemon pepper to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 14, 2003

This recipie was super easy and yummy! I made it for lunch and it was perfect! I also added a tomato to liven it up a bit more! Be sure to used plenty of lemon pepper for more taste!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2006

I thought that this salad was pretty bland. I had to add a lot of salt and seasoning to it to make it flavorful. I liked that it was pretty easy, though.


10 Ratings

Sep 12, 2007

Pretty tasty, though I did take some liberty with the recipe. I used a mix of pastas, spirals, egg noodles, and whole wheat egg noodles, for more of a salad feel. I cooked the broccoli in a separate pan with a thin layer of water. I never boil veggies because it leeches the nutrients. I used most of a fresh lemon and a liberal amount of pepper on the chicken as it cooked in a separate pan. When I mixed it all together it still wasn't strong enough so I added a great deal more pepper, lemon, salt, some fresh cilantro, and a healthy dose of olive oil. Now that's tasty! Next time I'll try cooking the broccoli and chicken in the same pan for a while to mix flavors.

May 19, 2003

Awesome! Very light tasting and a refreshing change from those heavy pasta salads.

Jan 20, 2010

This was an awesome summer salad. It was very refreshing. I added peas, shredded carrots and cherry tomatos as well to add a crunch. I recieved many compliments on this salad. I also added fresh lemon juice to the dressing.

Dec 16, 2011

I like it too. I cooked everything separate for 10 minutes then combined in a large bowl with marinara. Prep time: 15 min; Cook time: 10 min - Broccoli (cut in small florets) - Chicken breasts (seasoned with Lemon Pepper) - Pasta (Barilla farfalle) - Warmed some Marinara while slicing the chicken into small chunks. Throwing everything into the bowl, and mix with serving utensils. Bonus: Serve with garlic bread.

Aug 03, 2008

Once you've added your seasoning and oil to taste, I think this is REALLY good. But you do have to like pepper or forget it. Also, add halved cherry tomoates for color or other veggie of coice. Suggest using tricolored pasta for color if no tomatoes available.

Aug 22, 2006

I chopped the raw chicken into bite-sized pieces, sprinkled liberally with lemon-pepper (aka use lots!) and added fresh chopped garlic and salt. Fast and easy, but missing something.


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  • Calories
  • 715 kcal
  • 36%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.2 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 134 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 62.5 g
  • 125%
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

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

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