This is a refreshingly light salad. There's a lot of flavors going on in each bite. I felt like it was still missing something however. I think shredded mozarella or cheddar cheese would've really pulled all the different flavors together nicely. We had it for lunch and it was very good. I think this would be best as a side dish. Thanks for posting!
Very nice simple salad. I enjoyed the basil and hint of lemon. I'll need to use smaller pasta shells next time but that is what I had on hand. I made this for *Zaar World Tour game* 2008 for the *Italian Region* and the *Basil OR Nutmeg Challenge* YUM Oh yes team *Tastebud Tickling Travelers*
This was a very nice lunch on a hot & steamy day. It went together quickly and my 3 yr old grandson even asked for more so you earn bonus points from me. The only thing I would do differently next time would be to reserve a portion of the dressing to stir in right before serving. I served with Italian Olive Bread and Fancy Schmancy Citrus Granita. Made for the ZWT4.
This chicken pasta salad is light and refreshing. DH and I made it for lunch the other day. We prepared everything as posted, using basil. I agree that this salad seems very versatile and I will try it with the suggested herb substitutions, such as cilantro. This is easy and quick to put together and DH and I thought it would make for a nice side dish to serve or bring to a summer BBQ. Thanks for this keeper. Made for ZWT4.
Loved this as a quick & easy salad for a hot summer evening meal. The dressing is one I will also use on other salads. A "keeper' for me for sure. :)