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Delicious Pasta Salad

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Introduction

The keys to the success of this salad are the dressing and the tasty morsels of fried chicken. Great to take along to a friend's party or summer barbecue. I promise you it will disappear in a matter of minutes!

The keys to the success of this salad are the dressing and the tasty morsels of fried chicken. Great to take along to a friend's party or summer barbecue. I promise you it will disappear in a matter of minutes!

Ingredients

Serves: as required

Metric Cups

For the Pasta

  • 100 grams frozen peas
  • 500 grams conchiglie pasta
  • 100 grams frozen carrots
  • 150 grams chicken breasts (cut up into chunks or small slices)
  • 100 grams emmental cheese (cubed)
  • vegetable oil
  • garlic powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper

For the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 250 millilitres milk (or single cream)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 250 millilitres white vinegar
  • 125 millilitres lemon juice
  • 165 millilitres olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 pinch of black pepper

For the Pasta

  • 3½ ounces frozen peas
  • 17⅔ ounces conchiglie pasta
  • 3½ ounces frozen carrots
  • 5⅓ ounces chicken breasts (cut up into chunks or small slices)
  • 3½ ounces emmental cheese (cubed)
  • vegetable oil
  • garlic powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper

For the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 9 fluid ounce milk (or single cream)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 9 fluid ounce white vinegar
  • 4 fluid ounce lemon juice
  • 6 fluid ounce olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 pinch of black pepper

Method

Delicious Pasta Salad is a community recipe submitted by Community and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • First make the dressing by whisking together all the dressing ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate.
  • Boil the frozen peas and carrots as instructed on their packets, drain, and set aside.
  • Boil the pasta, drain and set aside.
  • Rub salt, pepper and a little bit of garlic powder into the chicken pieces before frying them over medium heat in some vegetable oil until nicely browned and tender. You can add more oil as you go, but try not to make the chicken too greasy.
  • Throw together the pasta shells, cooked chicken pieces, carrots, peas and Emmental.
  • Just before you're due to serve the salad or leave for your party, add the dressing to the salad and mix in thoroughly. Season to taste.
  • First make the dressing by whisking together all the dressing ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate.
  • Boil the frozen peas and carrots as instructed on their packets, drain, and set aside.
  • Boil the pasta, drain and set aside.
  • Rub salt, pepper and a little bit of garlic powder into the chicken pieces before frying them over medium heat in some vegetable oil until nicely browned and tender. You can add more oil as you go, but try not to make the chicken too greasy.
  • Throw together the pasta shells, cooked chicken pieces, carrots, peas and Emmental.
  • Just before you're due to serve the salad or leave for your party, add the dressing to the salad and mix in thoroughly. Season to taste.
  • Tell us what you think