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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cashew Chicken Veggie Fruit Pasta Salad

 This is called Grandma Lottie's Chicken Fruit Salad
It is GREAT for summer picnics and BBQs!

I changed it up just slightly from the way my Grandma makes it.

Here is my recipe:

1 pkg corkscrew pasta, cooked
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
3 stalks celery, chopped
green onions chopped, to taste
1 apple cored and cut up
1 cup green grapes, cut up
1 cup red grapes, cut up
8 oz bottle of ranch dressing
8 oz bottle of coleslaw dressing
dried basil, to taste

Mix all but apples, grapes, and cashews.  Add them right before serving.

My Grandma also adds sliced water chestnuts and 1 cup pineapple. And I added the basil to her her recipe.

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  1. This looks delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!
    Rebecca @

    1. It is VERY good! Thank you for your comment! I hope you will consider becoming a regular follower!

  2. Hi Alese,
    This is an awesome dish that is just in time for the summertime entertaining. We will really enjoy this recipe! Hope you have a great holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. It is a great one! Thank you so much for your sweet comments!

  3. Oh yummy... something to try for sure.

    1. Yes try it you will love it! Thanks for your sweet comments!

  4. This salad looks so good! My family loves pasta salad and this looks perfect for a bbq. Have a lovely week! Angie xo

    1. yes this is a good one and would be great for a BBQ! I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will consider becoming a regular follower.

  5. I love a good pasta salad and this sounds really yummy with it's chicken, fruit, and creamy dressing...what's not to love?

  6. The perfect cool summer dish that can be made ahead! We hope you'll share this recipe on our Tasty Tuesday linky over at!

  7. This sounds delicious! I love making cashew chicken and serving it with rice, but turning it into a pasta salad sounds even better! Thanks for sharing this! Perfect summer time recipe!

  8. many cashews did you use and are they roasted or plain, unsalted? Precious pictures....

  9. Yum! Going to have to try this one...


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