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Mandarin Pasta Salad

(from Pampered Chef)

Yield: 12 servings.

Dressing, mix:
1 tsp. fresh ginger root (I use dried equivalent)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup rice vinegar
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix
2 teaspoons sugar

Toss:
8 ounces bow tie pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
½ cucumber, chopped
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup red onion, chopped
6 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
½ cup sliced almonds

Mix the dressing ingredients well and chill. When ready to serve, toss chilled salad ingredients with dressing, sprinkle on almonds and serve!

 

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