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Chicken and Pasta Salad

Mardi Gras Salad with Chicken and Pasta


Mardi Gras Salad with Chicken and Pasta
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  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 (16-oz.) can French-style green beans, drained
  • 1 (17-oz.) can Early peas, drained
  • 1 (14-oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (4-oz.) jar pimentos, drained and chopped
  • ½ large green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ large red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ large yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ large red onion, chopped
  • 1 (8-oz.) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  1. Combine all the above ingredients and pour marinade over it. Blend well.
  2. Marinade overnite. Can be prepared several days ahead.
  3. Marinade:
  4. ¾ c. sugar
  5. c. red wine vinegar
  6. ½ c. water
  7. ½ c. olive oil
  8. T. minced garlic
  9. Blend all marinade ingredients and pour over above items.
*****When I think I have enough of this salad, I like to mix it with bow-tie pasta, grilled/boiled shrimp/chicken, cherry tomatoes, cubed cheeses like sharp cheddar, swiss, or pepper Jack. This makes this salad take on a new life and is very good!!!!!!!


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