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Strawberry Avocado Chicken Pasta Salad

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1-2 cups shredded cooked chicken rotisserie chicken works well
  • 2 cups cooked bowtie pasta
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue, feta, or goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Creamy Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning blend
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup plain fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (optional)
  • Instructions

  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar, cover, and shake well until all ingredients are incorporated and creamy.
  • In a large bowl combine spinach, arugula, shredded chicken, avocado, pasta, strawberries, crumbled cheese, and chopped nuts. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately. 
  • To prepare in advance, reserve dressing until ready to serve, then pour over salad and toss immediately before serving. 
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