Fresh grapes add just the right sweet and juicy touch to the curry and cumin in this delicious chicken pasta salad.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 2 cups small seashell pasta
- 3 1/2 cups chopped poached chicken breast meat
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
- salt to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
In a medium bowl, combine chicken, celery, grapes, cooked pasta, salt, and white pepper; mix well and reserve.
In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, curry powder, cumin, rice vinegar, and sugar; whisk ingredients together and toss with chicken mixture.
Cover salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 to 4 hours before serving.