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Orange Pasta Salad

Orange Pasta Salad
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  • 8 ServingsServings


  • 1 pound Medium Shells, Elbow Macaroni or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
  • 3 cups boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cooled
  • 1 1/4 cups red or white seedless grapes, cut in half
  • 6 scallions, sliced
  • 3 cups navel oranges, peeled and sectioned with a knife
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • Light Orange Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper



1 Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.

2 Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.

3 . In a large mixing bowl, stir together the pasta, chicken, grapes, cucumber, scallions and half the orange sections.

4 In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all the vinaigrette ingredients.

5 Pour the vinaigrette into the pasta mixture and toss the salad gently.

6 On a large platter, arrange the lettuce leaves.

7 Mound the salad on top of the lettuce and garnish with remaining orange slices.


National Pasta Association