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Dried Cherry-Nut Chicken Pasta Salad

Dried Cherry-Nut Chicken Pasta Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Salad

  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie (farfalle) pasta (7 oz)
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1 package (3.53 oz) sweetened dried cherries (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seed

Directions

  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, celery and cherries. In small bowl, beat all dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well blended. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Fold in almonds.

  • To toast almonds, spread on cookies sheet; bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Prepare the salad one day in advance; cover and refrigerate it. Before serving time, stir the salad; if it seems dry, moisten it with 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
1220mg
51%
Total Carbohydrate
77g
26%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
34g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
18%
18%
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 5 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Very Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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