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Dried Cherry-Nut Chicken Pasta Salad

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Dried Cherry-Nut Chicken Pasta Salad
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 4
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Sweetened dried cherries, toasted almonds and bow tie pasta turn ordinary chicken salad into something pretty special.

Ingredients

Salad

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

Dressing

1/4
cup white wine vinegar
1/4
cup apple juice
3
tablespoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon dry mustard
1/2
teaspoon celery salt
1/4
cup oil
1/4
cup fat-free mayonnaise
2
teaspoons poppy seed

Directions

  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine cooked pasta, chicken, celery and cherries; mix well.
  • 3 In blender container, combine vinegar, apple juice, sugar, dry mustard and celery salt; blend until well mixed. With blender running, slowly add oil; blend until thick. Add mayonnaise and poppy seed; blend on low speed just until mixed.
  • 4 Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Fold in almonds.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
630
(
Calories from Fat
210
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
)
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
74g
25%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
27g
)
Protein
32g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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