Strawberry and Chicken Pasta Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette #SundaySupper

August 18, 2013
Happy Sunday Guys! 

I am so very happy to be joining this week's #SundaySupper group!
The theme this week is Lunchbox and our lovely host is Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake.

Strawberry and Chicken Pasta Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
Last week, I shared some great, quick Monte Cristo Bites that would be perfect for your kids (or yours!) lunchbox.   My goal is make more than just peanut butter sandwiches for my school lunches this year. I'm thinkin' this salad is a step in the right direction.

It's packed with cold veggies chicken, strawberries and pasta (some of my kids favorite foods), and it's paired up with a nice, sweet strawberry vinaigrette dressing. Also, the dressing is totally optional with this salad. It does taste incredibly delicious, but, if you have some non-dressing eaters in your family (I have many), then, the pasta with the strawberries and veggies is great healthy alternative. Especially, with whole wheat pasta.

What's in your lunchbox this week?

Strawberry and Chicken Pasta Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry and Chicken Pasta Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

by Table for Seven
Ingredients (Serves: 6-8: Dressing Makes aprx 2 1/2 cups)
    • 3-4 cups cooked pasta of your choice, drained and rinsed with cold water
    • 6-8oz cooked chicken, cubed
    • 1-3 cups of your favorite cold veggies, washed and chopped
    • 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and chopped
    • ( can be adjusted to personal taste)
    • 16oz frozen strawberries, thawed
    • 6 TBSP lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 TBSP cider vinegar
    • 2 TBSP canola oil
    In a large bowl, toss tossed together salad ingredients.
    Process strawberries in blender until pureed. Add in lemon juice and sugar. Blend well.
    Add in cider vinegar and canola oil in a steady stream while blending fruit.
    Pour dressing over pasta salad or toss with pasta to coat completely. The dressing recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups total, so, you may want to use discretion and use small portions of the dressing gradually to suit your taste.
    Keep any leftovers sealed in fridge.
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    Strawberry and Chicken Pasta Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

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