California Chicken Pasta Salad


Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups cooked penne, or similar pasta
  • 8 ounces skinless chicken breast, cooked and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 large celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 large scallion, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup small diced avocado


  1. In a large serving bowl combine pasta, chicken, celery, scallion, and cilantro.
  2. In small bowl combine orange juice, curry powder, salt, pepper, vinegar and oil. Stir well.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss well.
  4. Add avocado and toss gently.

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