I had this salad at a party recently and came home to reproduce it on my own for the 4th of July. I think it is a pretty good repo. It makes a huge amount so plan to feed a lot of people or take some to the neighbors. It stayed fresh for the 5 days it tooks us to eat it even after sharing it with the neighbors.
1 lb. box Barilla Mini Bow Ties—cooked. These are new and really great because they don’t break apart when they are cooked and are about an inch across when done. Or use any pasta you want. The bow ties are just so cute.
3 large chicken breasts cooked and cut into bite size pieces or some rotisserie deboned chicken. Actually I think a couple of large cans of white meat chicken would work but add it at the last as it shreds up when over stirred. The more chicken you have the more it will be a main dish salad.
1 Can of pineapple tidbits drained or chunks cut in half
1 or 2 crisp red apples cut in small pieces but not chopped. Pour a little of the pineapple juice over them to keep them from oxidizing.
4 cups of red grapes
1 can of cashews (about 1 ½ C. I used unsalted but I think the salt would work if you shake off the excess and then not salt the pasta)
1 ½ C thin sliced celery. This could be optional. I like the crunch
Dressing: Mix ¾ Cup of Hidden Ranch Cole Slaw Dressing with 1/2 C. Mayo. Stir together well and toss with all the ingredients. If it is too dry when ready to serve add a little more Slaw dressing. Season with salt to taste.