Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad -a 30 minute meal packed full of delicious flavors!

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad recipe

Today I’m going to share this delicious cilantro lime chicken pasta salad. I made it over the weekend for a neighborhood BBQ and it was the first recipe to go. Everyone raved about it! The combination of fresh fruit and vegetables is perfection. It’s also a healthy recipe, which is always good in my book! ;)

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad recipe

The kids all ate it and especially loved the mangos! They were the perfect addition to the pasta salad. This recipe is definitely a new family favorite. It’s so simple and perfect for busy summer nights. It also refrigerates well for leftovers the next day.

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad recipe

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad

Yield: 4-6 servings

Total Time: 30

Ingredients:

4 ounces rotini pasta

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin

Non stick cooking spray

1 pound chicken, grilled (can also use rotisserie)

1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

1 medium mango, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 medium yellow pepper, chopped

1 medium red pepper, chopped

1 avocado, diced into 1/2 inch pieces

1 lime

 

 

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions and then drain. Set aside.

In a blender, combine lime juice, cilantro, olive oil, sugar, salt, garlic powder and cumin. Blend for about 20 seconds.

Combine cooked chicken with pasta and then pour the dressing from the blender on top. Then mix in the tomatoes, onion, mango, avocado and peppers. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top or serve with the lime wedges.

 

Recipe adapted from BHG

This cilantro lime chicken pasta salad was sure delicious! The whole family loved it!

Cilantro lime chicken pasta salad recipe

I will definitely be making this recipe again and again. Let me know if you try it!

So what’s your favorite pasta salad for summer?

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Comments

  1. Dawn posted on August 11, 2014 at 9:06 am (#
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    How Yummy, I am new to your blog….not sure what took so long to find it, but I’m here now never the less. I’m spending time enjoying all the beautiful photos and recipes. Have a wonderful day! Dawn@CreativeCainCabin.com

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  2. ann posted on August 11, 2014 at 11:21 am (#
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    Looks delish!!
    Is there something about an avocado I missed??

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    • Jamielyn replied on August 11th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks for catching that. It’s added to the recipe now. :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 22nd, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Hi Ann! The avocado is optional, I just added one diced avocado in this pasta salad batch! :)

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      • Ann Ludeke replied on September 22nd, 2014 at 1:46 pm

        It was fabulous!!

        • Jamielyn replied on September 22nd, 2014 at 2:04 pm

          So glad you enjoyed it Ann! :)

  3. Kayla posted on August 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm (#
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    This recipe looks delicious! The pictures are making me so hungry ! Thank you for such encouraging and inspiring blog! I hope to be able to blog as well as you do, you inspired me to start my own! Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Check mine out at http://www.paintoutsidethebox.com

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    • Jamielyn replied on August 11th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks Kayla! It is one of my favorite pasta salad recipes. I love the name of your blog, so cute and clever!

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  4. Michelle posted on August 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm (#
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    YUM! This pasta salad sounds amazing!!!

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