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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'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

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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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