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My Favorite Pasta Salad

I’m not kidding when I say my family lives for this salad!

It stores great in the fridge for a few days and has become our camping & poolside go to meal.

One thing I love about recipes like this is how fresh they always taste, the amount of healthy ingredients I can jam in here, and I love that it takes me less than 5 minutes to throw it all together (minus the noodle cook time).

But even with the noodle cook time, this is a recipe that packs way more of a yummy punch than time it takes to throw together – so rare with recipes this basic.

The other nice thing about this is how you can customize it to suit your tastes! And it’s kid-friendly. Mine gobble this up! So check out the recipe and if you make it and share it on social media, be sure to tag me so I can see what you’ve made!

I know you’re going to love this salad as much as I do!!!

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If cooking this with gluten free noodles, it lasts a day max before the noodles get a weird texture. If making this with regular noodles, it will easily last 3-4 days in the fridge!

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Pasta Salad

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Ingredients

10 ounces elbow noodles, cooked according to package. We prefer ours cooked al dente
1 cup halved grapes
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 cups shredded chicken. I used 2 cans of Costco chicken in a pinch!
1 large can mandarin oranges, halved

Optional: add apples & almonds

Dressing:
Brianna’s Poppyseed dressing to taste.

 

Directions

Step 1: Prep all of your pasta salad ingredients by cooking the pasta, chopping the celery, grapes, chicken and mandarin oranges

Step 2: Combine all pasta salad ingredients in a large bowl. Mix.

Step 3: Add dressing to taste. I don’t really measure it. I just pour on a nice healthy coat all over the noodles. Less is more! The people who like a lot of sauce can add more to their bowls.

It stores great in the fridge for a few days**. This has become our camping & poolside go to meal.

If cooking this with gluten free noodles, it lasts a day max before the noodles get a weird texture. If making this with regular noodles, it will easily last 3-4 days in the fridge!

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. looks delish! also, you switching to a new bowl mid prep is the story of my life in the kitchen! haha…one day i’ll get it right on the first try!

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