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Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad, by , is from The Rankin Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kathy Rankin
Added: Tuesday, June 17, 2008


1 (16 oz,) package rotini or spiral pasta, cooked and drained.
4 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple tidbits, drained
1-1/2 cups sliced celery
3/4 cups thinly sliced green onions
1 cup seedless green grapes
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 package (6 oz.) dried cranberries
2 cups cashews

1 cup ranch dressing
3/4 cup mayonnaise

In a large bowl mix together first 8 ingredients. Save the cashews for when you want to eat the salad, to sprinkle over.
Mix together the ranch dressing and mayonnaise and pour over. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in cashews.




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