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Chicken and watercress pasta salad

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chicken &watercress pasta salad

This chicken and watercress pasta salad is fresh, zesty and ready in under 30 minutes. It’s perfect for your next lunch get together.

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Chicken & watercress pasta salad
Lemon and watercress dressing


Chicken & watercress pasta salad

1.Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute less than packet instructions state, or until pasta is slightly firmer than al dente. Drain, rinse under cold running water, drain.
2.Meanwhile, make lemon and watercress dressing. Blend or process ingredients until smooth, season to taste.
3.Boil, steam or microwave beans and peas, separately, until vegetables are just tender, drain. Refresh in a bowl of iced water, drain, then transfer to a large bowl.
4.Add pasta, chicken, watercress and parsley to bowl. Toss gently to combine. Place salad on a large platter or divide among bowls. Top with almonds. Drizzle with dressing.

You could substitute another small pasta for the pasta shells. You will need 2 bunches of watercress. For a modern look, split the green beans in half lengthways and arrange with other ingredients in individual containers, then drizzle with dressing. Do ahead: Recipe can be prepared 8 hours ahead up to the end of step 4.


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