Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad

1 teaspoon finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger root
1/3 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Soup Mix
2 teaspoons sugar
1 garlic clove, pressed

8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta (cook of course ;)
1/2 cucumber, scored, seeded and sliced
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup coarsely chopped red onion
1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach leaves
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange segments, drained
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Mix dressing and salad, or leave separate and let people dress their own. It's up to you!

I will post a picture next time I make it

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