Best Ever Pasta Salad

Best Ever Pasta Salad


"This is a tasty and filling chicken pasta salad. Perfect served with a croissant and iced tea for a summer luncheon! Enjoy."


35 m servings 523 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 523 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 42.9 g
  • 66%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 668 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, tarragon, dill, salt, mustard, pimento, capers and pepper. Seat aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the pasta, green pepper, Havarti, green onions and chicken. Add dressing to taste and toss to coat.
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  1. 10 Ratings



This was absolutely delicious! I substituted broccoli for the green peppers to humor my children and I think it made it even better!

i had a lot of left over havarti cheese after company left so i looked for a recipe w/ havarti. this was great! Really, the 'Best Ever Pasta Salad'. I didn't have bow tie pasta on hand so used...

I took this to a family party and got good comments on it. I enjoyed the mixture of flavors. I will probably make this again in the future. The only things I might change would be to increase th...

I made a couple minor changes, but this still came out very tasty. I substituted thawed frozen peas for the green pepper (food allergy) and instead of using regular chicken breast, I used a l...

Must say it was not a hit at all! Not sure why...followed recipe exactly..maybe a unique blend of favors? Just tasted "something" we did not enjoy at all;Definitely deleting from my saved recip...

The dressing is wonderful--but 3 cups pasta was necessary for good ingredient balance. Adding chopped pepperoncini was a big improvement.

We modified this slightly with cheese we had on-hand. However the dressing for this salad is what really makes it! We're definitely keeping this recipe around for the summer months!

Sorry, I would say not the best. I tried this because I love Havarti cheese, but I thought it was dry, and even with all those ingredients, still did not have a lot of flavor. It's OK, but jus...