Orange Pasta Salad

Orange Pasta Salad

Orange Pasta Salad

Orange Pasta Salad


1 lb Medium Shells, Elbow Macaroni or other medium pasta shape, uncooked

3 cups boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cooled

1 1/4 cups red or white seedless grapes, cut in half

1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks

6 scallions, sliced

3 cups navel oranges, peeled and sectioned with a knife

1 head of lettuce

Light Orange Vinaigrette:

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

3/4 cup orange juice concentrate

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper


Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the pasta, chicken, grapes, cucumber, scallions and half the orange sections. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients. Pour the vinaigrette into the pasta mixture and toss the salad gently. On a large platter, arrange the lettuce leaves. Mound the salad on top of the lettuce and garnish with remaining orange slices.

Servings: 8

Source: National Pasta Association

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