August 20, 2008

Chicken Salad With a Twist

8 ounces spiral pasta
2 1/2 C. cubed cooked chicken
3-4 green onions
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/2 C. sliced ripe olives (optional)
1/3 C. zesty Italian salad dressing
1/3 C. mayonnaise
2 t. spicy brown or horseradish mustard
1 t. lemon juice
1/2 t. salt
1.4 t. pepper
3 plum tomatoes, chopped
3 T. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, chicken, onion, celery, cucumber and olives.

In a small bowl, whisk the Italian dressing, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled. Just before serving fold in tomatoes and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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