One of the most asked for recipes I have ever received, is this Asian Bow Tie Pasta Salad. We first came across the recipe when we were visiting and helping cater a friend’s birthday party. From time to time, I have omitted the chicken, and just had a pasta salad. I have also allowed my lazy self to use a pre-bottled Toasted Sesame Salad Dressing. No matter how you cut it, this salad is a winner!
Thank you Mary-Margarita for sharing this wonderful recipe with me, and the world.
Asian Bow Tie Salad
3-6 Boneless skinless chicken breasts (optional)
1 bottle Kikkomans teriyaki marinade and sauce
16oz Bow tie pasta
10 oz Fresh spinach
6 oz Dried cranberry
33 oz Mandarin oranges, drained
16 oz Water chestnuts, drained (I roughly chop)
½ cup Fresh chopped parsley
1 bunch Green onion, chopped
¼ cup Sesame seeds
6 oz Honey roasted peanuts
1 cup Oil
⅔ cup Teriyaki sauce
6 T Sugar
Salt & pepper
⅔ cup White vinegar
Marinate chicken in teriyaki sauce over night.
BBQ chicken until done.
Cut into bite size pieces, cool.
Blend dressing and cook pasta al dente.
Allowed cooled pasta to rest in dressing for 2 hours before adding other ingredients.
Toss all ingredients, serve immediately.
Bob's Note: If not serving immediately, leave out spinach, and add when read to serve.