Bow Tie Pasta Salad

by Aimee Hancock

My mom takes this to family gatherings and always gets a lot of compliments. And, I have even made it at college because it’s quick, easy, and yummy.

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madlyinlovewithlife via Compfight cc


1 lb. bow tie pasta (equivalent to one box of Barilla bow tie pasta)

1 bag of baby spinach

Breaded chicken (about four pieces) cut into small chunks

Crispy oriental noodles

Poppy seed dressing

1 small package of candied slivered almonds

2 tbsp butter

1­–2 tbsp sugar


In a fry pan, melt the butter and add the sugar. Then put in the almonds. Mix. Toast on medium heat and continue to stir every so often until almonds are brown.

Toss all ingredients into a large bowl, add desired amount of poppy seed dressing, and enjoy!

This can be used for a quick meal or a delicious side dish.