Furikake Pasta Chicken Salad

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on February 20, 2008.

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Ingredients:

Furikake Pasta Chicken Salad

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup furikake (Japanese seasoned seaweed mix)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Place all ingredients in a glass jar. Cover and shake until well blended.

Salad:

  • 1 package (12 ounces) pasta (rotelle, or bow tie, etc.)
  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken, cooled and shredded 1 bunch fresh spinach

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and cool. Combine pasta and chicken. Pour about half the dressing over the mixture and mix well; marinate for a few hours or overnight. Thoroughly wash spinach; drain and dry well. Add spinach to pasta just before serving, toss salad with remaining dressing. Makes 6 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
500 calories, 21 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 1000 mg sodium, 70 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g sugar, 13 g protein

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