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A wonderful light dish that is a meal unto its own

  • 2 pkgs Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad "Classic" Pasta Salad
  • 2 12.5oz cans premium white chunk chicken meat, drained
  • 1 16oz bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 4-5 seeded, diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1 can Garbanzo Bean (Chick Peas), drained
  • 1 small can sliced black olives, diced
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 med Red Onion, diced
  • 1 large English Seedless Cucumber, de-pulped and diced
  • 1 5oz container of grated Parmesan Cheese
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Cook pasta. In large bowl, combine chicken, pineapple, celery, onions, grapes and cranberries

  • 1 pkg (16 oz) Rotini or spiral pasta
  • 4 cups cubed cooked Chicken
  • 1 can (20 oz) Pineapple Tidbits, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced Celery
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced Green Onions
  • 1 cup seedless Green Grapes
  • 1 cup seedless Red Grapes
  • 1 pkg (6 oz) dried Cranberries or Cranraisens
  • 1 cup Ranch Salad Dressing
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 cups Salted Cashews
5/5 (1 Votes)

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  • 1 pound gemelli pasta
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 large garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sausage Mixed Grill, sausages and vegetables thinly sliced (peppers and onions)
  • 2 large celery ribs, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 1/4 pound smoked mozzarella, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup chopped basil
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Make the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until combined

  • For the dressing:
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • For the salad:
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked pasta, such as penne or rotini
  • 2/3 cup sliced red onions
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving
4.5/5 (14 Votes)

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Put pasta water on first, top of lid so water boils quickly

  • 1 head of butter lettuce, chopped
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 bag of coleslaw
  • 1 bunch of broccoli
  • 1 container of red grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled, chopped
  • 4 oz sharp cheese, grated
  • 4 oz jack cheese, grated
  • 1 box of rotini pasta
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. creole seasoning
  • crispy bacon (optional)
  • salad dressings of your choice
4.4/5 (24 Votes)

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Bring two pots of water to a boil

  • 1 pound dry pasta (your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cucumbers, finely chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled (OR 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese)
  • 1 cup red wine vinaigrette salad dressing
  • 1 cup Ranch salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
4.4/5 (10 Votes)

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Sweet and savory chicken pasta salad is perfect for an easy dinner

  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • SALAD:
  • 1 (16 ounce) box gemelli pasta
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
4.4/5 (11 Votes)

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Dressing: In a medium-size bowl, whisk together vinegar, mayonnaise, honey, salt and pepper

  • Dressing:
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh dill, chopped
  • Pasta Salad:
  • 8 oz mini wagon wheel, bowties or fusilli pasta
  • 2 cups white meat from rotisserie chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 sweet red pepper, cored and diced
  • 2 celery ribs, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumble feta cheese
4.3/5 (12 Votes)

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Calories 380 Fat 12.2 g Satfat 4

  • 6 ounces uncooked whole-wheat fusilli pasta
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed and finely chopped
  • 8 ounces shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast (2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 3/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 ounces fresh baby arugula
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, chopped
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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Laced with feta, olives and grated squash, the vegetarian dish delivers a Mediterranean-style feast in just 30 minu...

  • 1/2 pound whole wheat spaghetti or substitute farfalle or macaroni
  • 1 bunch kale (Lacinato Kale if available)* or 1 bunch spinach
  • 3/4 ounces basil
  • 4 small or 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 grinds of pepper (approximately 1/8 teaspoon)
  • 1 small yellow squash, grated
  • 1/4 cup slivered Kalamata olives
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 10 beefsteak tomatoes
4.2/5 (5 Votes)

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