Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mandarin Pasta Salad

A lady Steve works with made this for a boating activity this summer and I have been begging her for the recipe because it was so yummy! She gave it to me yesterday so here it is.... It can be eaten for a complete meal too!


1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 pressed garlic clove
1/3 c rice vinegar
1/4 c orange juice
1/4 vegetable oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 tsp sugar

8 oz uncooked bow tie pasta
1/2 c cut cucumbers
1/2 c diced red bell pepper
1/2 c diced red onion
1- 16 oz package spinach leaves
1 can mandarin oranges drained
2 c diced cooked chicken
1/2 c sliced almonds toasted

Mix dressing and refrigerate.

Cook pasta. Toss with the rest if salad items. Before serving toss with dressing. Serve immediately.

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