Spinach Pasta Salad

    35 minutes

    Instant noodles are put to use in the terrific salad which features chicken, grapes, cashews and Gorgonzola.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 2 (90g) packets chicken flavoured instant noodles
    • 8 cups torn spinach leaves
    • 2 cups cooked and cubed chicken
    • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
    • 1 cup sliced red capsicums
    • 1/2 cup chopped cashews
    • 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
    • 1 red capsicum, sliced
    • 20 grape clusters, for garnish

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Cook instant noodles according to packet directions without adding the flavour packets. Drain noodles and cool. Cut noodles into large bite size pieces.
    2. In a large bowl combine the torn spinach leaves, cooked chicken, halved grapes, red capsicum, cashews, Gorgonzola and noodles.
    3. In a small bowl mix flavour packets, garlic and lemon juice and let stand at least 15 minutes. Add oil and mayonnaise and whisk until smooth.
    4. Pour dressing over salad and toss until thoroughly mixed. Garnish with red capsicum rings and small grape clusters, if desired. Serve.

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    I gave this recipe 4 stars because we hated it the first time I made it. It was WAY too garlicy and salty plus the texture was mushy with bits of chicken and cashews. The second time I made it I read the reviews and made the according changes. I also added a few of my own changes as well... The biggest change was that I did NOT cook the noodles. I just crushed them in the bag and added to the salad raw. I also substituted sunflower seeds for the cashews. I added the chicken hot right out of the pan which wilted the spinach some. As for the dressing, I cut the garlic down to one clove and only used one flavor packet. I also added one teaspoon of red wine vinegar, one tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. We ate the dressing on the side...because of its intense flavor not everyone liked the same amount of dressing so some used less of it than others. With the changes I made, my hubby and I give it a 5 star rating.  -  29 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I followed others' advice and only used one seasoning packet to cut salt. I also substituted feta for gorgonzola (personal preference) and water chestnuts for the cashews (to cut calories and I already had them on hand). Result = delicious and a great new way to use a college student staple!  -  07 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent fast and tasty. I used less oil and less mayo still came out great!  -  20 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)