Karry Hosford
6 servings (serving size: 1 2/3 cups)

Serve this soon after you dress the salad so the pasta stays moist.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare salad, cook pasta in boiling water 11 minutes or until al dente. Add green beans during final 5 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse pasta mixture under cold water. Place pasta mixture, chicken, celery, bell pepper, and onion in a large bowl; toss gently to combine.

Step 2

To prepare dressing, combine 2 tablespoons water and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over pasta mixture, tossing gently to coat.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

achef4five's Review

April 25, 2010
This was a little bland, I added some extra pesto and some of my family added a sprinkle of feta cheese on top of their serving for a little more flavor. Would be good for a picinic or potluck with or without the chicken.

javjavjav's Review

July 06, 2011
I read the reviews and consequently added half again sauce and a package of seasoned feta. Very good.

DaSquirrel's Review

May 10, 2012

vanessarush's Review

May 14, 2013
Great light, savory salad full of veggies and healthy stuff. I probably would double the dressing to allow people to add a little more to taste (I love dressing) next time.

sarahmorgan013's Review

May 19, 2013

Misspie's Review

July 20, 2010
This salad was great. I made the dressing one and a half times what some of the reviewers said and it was perfect. I will make this again.

Jessnest's Review

April 28, 2010
I thought this was very flavorful and definitely easy to make. I also increased the dressing by half and it seemed to be the perfect amount.

simonset's Review

April 06, 2012
Substituted asparagus for green beans and increased sauce b 50 %. Excellent spring salad!

srs8888's Review

April 23, 2010
I made this recipe with things I already had -- frozen gnocchi instead of bowtie pasta and italian blend vegetables instead of fresh green beans. It is delicious, and I have a feeling it will be even better tomorrow after the flavors have been allowed to meld together

greerrm's Review

September 07, 2010
Delicious...makes plenty of leftovers! I used 1 1/2 sauce recipe as well.