Makes 8 to 10 servings

Cook the pasta al dente (1 or 2 minutes shorter than package directions specify) so it holds its shape when tossed with the vegetables and vinaigrette. Ripe for riffs, the salad is also delicious with cheese-filled tortellini.

How to Make It

Step 1

Toss together first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, and let stand 10 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions. Add hot cooked pasta and chicken to tomato mixture; toss gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving platter, and top with basil and cilantro.

Step 3

*1 (20-oz.) package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini may be substituted.

Ratings & Reviews

AnnaBurford's Review

June 22, 2013
My family loved this..made full recipe hoping for some left overs did not happen they gobbled it all up! Substituted fresh home smoked turkey breast it was delicious! Will not forget this one for a long time to come! Great meal for hot summer dinner or lunch in steamy hot Florida!

dianeek's Review

July 08, 2013
For a prettier salad, use white balsamic vinegar instead of the darker, makes for a great presentation.

EllenFL's Review

July 06, 2014
Made wo chicken since we were having ribs. Very good/fresh. Really like the dressing. 8 oz. of penne was almost too much, made a ton of salad.

hcooking's Review

August 05, 2013
Perfect summer salad. I might use a little less lemon and a little more balsamic, because I love the taste of the balsamic.

shipforu's Review

July 03, 2014

Bevmknight's Review

July 20, 2014
I made this as a side dish without the chicken. It was so good, and even better the next day. Great for fresh tomatoes from the garden.

fastfixins's Review

June 03, 2013

Kerrib4vols's Review

March 28, 2014
WONDERFUL! My cousin shared this recipe with me and I'll be honest I was a little hesitant seeing fresh peaches and corn in the salad. But we were pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was! And since I don't eat meat, I omitted the chicken. It's bursting with flavors of fresh vegetables, parmesan and herbs! I highly recommend you try it!

LauraG13's Review

July 22, 2013


July 08, 2016
Sooo tasty! Light and fresh. I used white balsamic vinegar as another reviewer suggested and it worked great! Will definitely make this again and again.