Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I first had this pasta salad at a wedding shower and just had to have the recipe! It has become a family favorite and is served at almost every family function! Prep and cook time does not include refrigeration time which should be at least 12 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all salad ingredients and toss with dressing.
  2. Refrigerate at least overnight before serving.
  3. I also recommend making a second batch of the dressing and tossing it with the salad just before serving as the pasta soaks up most of the dressing.
Most Helpful

I altered this so much that it really wasn't the same salad, mainly to use stuff I had on hand: Left out the almonds, snow peas, water chestnuts and red pepper--used purple onion instead of green onion, spiral pasta instead of bowtie, and threw in some peas. I also added pineapple tidbits and a couple tablespoons of the juice. I also used a LOT more mayo than the recipe called for. I used leftover shredded chicken breast--probably about 2 or 3 breasts. Anyway, it all tasted great--thanks for such an adaptable recipe! :)

jmelyn September 06, 2004