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Fresh Fruity Chicken Pasta Salad served in a white bowl
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Fresh Fruity Chicken Pasta Salad

This colorful fresh fruit chicken pasta salad is perfect for summer barbecues, or year-round potlucks. It always tastes fresh and families love it.
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Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ cup orange juice no pulp
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Salad

  • ¾ cups bow tie pasta uncooked
  • 1 small cantaloupe cubed
  • 2 cups cooked chicken cut into cubes
  • 1 cup seedless grapes halved
  • ½ cup celery sliced
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped

Instructions

  • Cook the bowtie pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • Mix the egg, orange juice, honey, lemon juice and nutmeg in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Combine the melon, chicken, celery, grapes, walnuts, and bowtie pasta in a large bowl. Toss until well mixed. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until evenly distributed.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Serve cold.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 284kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 34g (11%)Protein: 16g (32%)Fat: 11g (17%)Saturated Fat: 2g (10%)Cholesterol: 62mg (21%)Sodium: 69mg (3%)Potassium: 549mg (16%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 25g (28%)Vitamin A: 3266IU (65%)Vitamin C: 48mg (58%)Calcium: 36mg (4%)Iron: 1mg (6%)