Gemelli, Chicken, Asparagus, and Cranberry Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 499.6
  • Total Fat: 20.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.5 mg
  • Sodium: 115.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 65.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 17.4 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 lb. gemelli (or other short, twisted pasta)
    ½ C pine nuts
    ¼ C frozen corn
    10 oz. chicken (optional)
    ½ lb asparagus
    2 T chopped fresh rosemary
    2 T apple cider vinegar
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    6 T honey
    3 T Dijon mustard
    Juice and zest of ¼ orange
    ½ C olive oil
    ½ C cranberries (craisins)


Cook pasta according to directions.
Thaw corn.
Cook chicken (whatever method you prefer). When cool, cut into ½ inch cubes.
Blanch asparagus until desired doneness; drain and cool; then slice into 1 inch pieces.
In a large bowl, mix rosemary, salt, vinegar, pepper, honey, mustard, orange juice, and olive oil.
In another bowl, combine pasta, pine nuts, thawed corn, chicken, asparagus, orange zest, and cranberries.
When well mixed, add to bowl with dressing and toss to combine.

Makes 8 generous servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RSINDERS.

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