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Chicken Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
This Chicken Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing is like a jewel in the middle of winter. It's savory with just a hint of sweetness that will tickle your taste buds this winter, right on through spring and straight into summer!
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 431 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Ingredients
Creamy Poppyseed Dressing
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp. shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Salad
  • 4 cups spring mix
  • 4 cups cooked pasta
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 2 just ripe avocados, sliced or diced
  • 1 cup Diamond of CA Original Glazed Walnuts
  • 3/4 cup Cotija Chesse, finely crumbled
Instructions
Creamy Poppyseed Dressing
  1. Combine all ingredients for dressing in a mason jar. Shake well. Set aside.

Salad
  1. In a large bowl, combine spring mix, cooked pasta, chicken, starwberries and avocados. Toss. Shake dressing and pour desired amount over salad. Toss again, adding more dressing if desired. Sprinkle with glazed walnuts and Cotija cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 24.9mg30%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.