Dried Cherry-Nut Chicken Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love dried cherries and pasta salad. This recipe combines them both. I think it is yummy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the pasta, chicken, celery, and cherries; stir to mix well.
  3. In a smaller bowl, add the dressing ingredients.
  4. Using a whisk, stir until well blended.
  5. Pour dressing over the salad; toss gently.
  6. Add almonds and fold in gently.


Most Helpful

Really good! I used sweetened, dried cranberries in an effort to imitate a pasta salad I had at a restaurant. It came very close! I might try adding a little red onion the next time I make it, but the recipe doesn't really need any tweaks.

Vicki #4 July 02, 2008

This is a winner! Made for a light dinner this past Friday and even my 14 year old DSS enjoyed it. Minor changes were: used 4 TBS of vinegar (better balance of sweet/sour for us); used rainbow twist pasta since that was what was on hand; used toasted chopped pecans rather than almonds. But even without the nuts this salad has a lovely flavor. Fact is I made a second batch tonight, per request of my dear fiancé, for tomorrow's lunch.

ReeLani March 26, 2006

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