Poppy Seed, Grape & Chicken Pasta Salad is a fresh and delicious salad recipe loaded with juicy grapes, chewy cranberries and golden raisins, crunchy almonds , tender chicken and a creamy poppy seed dressing for the perfect side dish at any party. If you are looking for something different to bring to your next potluck, be sure and give this salad a try!
I have been enjoying a nice vacations from work the last eleven days. With the holidays, our office was closed so I got to take some time off. It was great timing after all of the craziness from the holidays and countless photo shoots. I got a chance to re-charge as well as get some things done around the house.
This morning, my vacation came to a sad, sad end. My alarm clock went off at 6:30am and I begrudgingly rolled out of bed and got ready for the day. Instead of comfy yoga pants and sweats like the last week and a half, it was time to find my dress pants at the bottom of the dresser drawer.
So, I made my way to work in my grown-up clothes…and FROZE my butt off! Holy heck, why did my first day back at work after vacation have to be the COLDEST day this winter. It was -10°F and that didn’t account for the strong winds. It didn’t help that I forgot a scarf and gloves because I was apparently out of practice for leaving the house. Man oh man, what I wouldn’t have given to stay cuddled up in my warm bed this morning!
If weather like this continues, I can promise that there will be lots of slow cooker and comfort food coming your way, because a girl needs to find some way to warm up with temps like these. But on the bright side, at least I know that I have some of this amazing salad to enjoy for lunch at work this week!
Poppy Seed, Grape & Chicken Pasta Salad
- 1 1/2 c. Kraft Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
- 1 c. mayonaisse
- 1 Tbsp. Champagne vinegar substitute apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 16 oz. box cavatappi pasta prepared al dente
- 2 c. chicken cooked and cubed
- 4 c. grapes halved
- 1 c. dried cranberries
- 1 c. golden raisins
- 1 c. sliced almonds
- 2/3 c. green onions diced
- In a large bowl, whisk the first four ingredients. Fold in the remaining ingredients and refrigerate for two hours. Serve cold.
Adapted from Cashew Chicken Rotini Salad
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