I love pasta salad and have been eyeing the Pasta Partners Hawaiian Pasta Salad. I finally decided to try it. Boy am I glad that I did! It was the perfect blend of flavors, that I would have never thought to do! Here is what you will need:
Pasta Partners Hawaiian Pasta Salad Mix
2 cups chicken, cooked and diced (optional)
1 8 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 11 oz can mandarin orange slices, drained
1 small red onion, diced
2 small avocados, diced
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup white wine vinegar
Heat 4 quarts water to boiling. Stir in pasta and return to boil. Cook for 5 – 8 minutes. Do not overcook – pasta should be quite firm for salads. Rinse with cold water until cool. Mix spice packet with olive oil and vinegar in a small bowl or shaker with a tight fitting lid. Shake until well blended. Pour dressing over pasta, fruit, onion and avocados. Toss and chill for at least 1 hour.
Serves 8 people.
Now, I am not a huge avocado fan, but this combination worked for me. I also did not use 2 cups of chicken. It also does come with the small bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I paired this with some of my apple sage pork chops. This was the perfect dinner!