Wednesday, November 16, 2011

spinach chicken bowtie salad

This salad is gorgeous and delicious.  My friend Leslie brought it to my home last year for a get-together and it's one of my very favorites.  Leslie is a great cook and now that I've moved away I miss seeing what she wears to church each Sunday.  She always looked so polished and wore everything so well with great accessories.  I tried not to stare but I couldn't help it.  Back to the salad- I can't believe I forgot to add the oranges and sesame seeds!  I had them in my cupboard all ready to go.

spinach chicken bowtie salad (my friend Leslie from my days in Hershey)
16 ounces bow-tie pasta, cooked and cooled
1 big bag of spinach from Costco
1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
6 ounces honey roasted peanuts
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
3 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained (oops!  I forgot to use them- drat!)
1 (6 ounce) bag craisins

1 cup oil
2/3 cup Teriyaki sauce
2/3 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Marinate pasta in dressing for 2 hours.  Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over pasta mixture.  Approximately 20 servings.

1 comment:

  1. It's soo true . . . Leslie ALWAYS looks great at church, she is a great cook, and I've had her salad and it's DELICIOUS!!
    Miss you you guys :)