Posts tagged ‘salad’
I made this for dinner for the two of us and then took the leftovers to a friend’s house. Everyone loved it — the mix of flavors and textures is really fun. You’re welcome to alter the ingredients to your taste. The only thing I will change the next time is to up the amount of soy sauce in the recipe. It was fairly plain-tasting until I added a bit more.
(recipe courtesy of Pillsbury’s “Family Gatherings” Classic Cookbook)
1 1/2 c uncooked rotini
3 c fresh snow pea pods, trimmed and cut in half crosswise
3 c cubed cooked chicken (or turkey)
3/4 c sliced green onions
1 8-oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained
3/4 c mayonnaise (or salad dressing)
2 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp ginger
1/3 c toasted slivered almonds
Cook rotini to desired doneness, adding pea pods during last 1-2 minutes of cooking time. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
In a large bowl, combine cooked rotini and pea pods, chicken, onions, and water chestnuts. In a small bowl, combine mayo, soy, pepper, and ginger; blend well. Pour over salad; mix well. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours or until serving time.
To serve, line serving bowl with lettuce leaves. Spoon salad over lettuce. Sprinkle with almonds.
Makes 8 1-cup servings.