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Pasta Salad- Mandarin Pasta Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Pasta Salad- Mandarin Pasta Salad, by , is from Bodell Bistro From the Ol' Green Pot, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Liz Kirkby
Added: Tuesday, April 10, 2007


1 tsp fresh ginger root
1 garlic clove
1/3 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 tsp sugar

8 ounces bow-tie pasta, cooked and drained
1 cucumber
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1/2 cup red onion
1 pkg fresh baby spinach leaves
2 cans mandarin orange segments
2 cups cooked chicken

Cook chicken and pasta in advance to make sure they are both cooled before adding remaining ingredients.

A great salad for wedding or baby showers!




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