This is a yummy pasta salad that is perfect on hot summer days!

Michelle Bairos
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Mix the pasta with the chicken, cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, and garlic. Pour the tomato-vegetable juice cocktail and lemon juice over the salad; gently toss to coat. Season with black pepper and salt; serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

379 calories; 5.3 g total fat; 35 mg cholesterol; 210 mg sodium. 60.1 g carbohydrates; 23.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2007
I took this to a picnic and received a lot of compliments. However I thought it was a little bland and this is after adding basil oregano garlic powder and more salt and pepper. I think I will add some cayenne pepper next time and maybe use a salsa instead of the V-8. I also used venison salami instead of the chicken which defiantly added to the flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2013
Sorry this sounded so good but it really was rather bland. I even added a few more spices along with some onion and celery (so it would be closer to the gazpacho I make) before serving and it still was rather blah:( Not a keeper for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2007
I took this to a picnic and received a lot of compliments. However I thought it was a little bland and this is after adding basil oregano garlic powder and more salt and pepper. I think I will add some cayenne pepper next time and maybe use a salsa instead of the V-8. I also used venison salami instead of the chicken which defiantly added to the flavor. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2007
Quick and delicious very light and refreshing for summertime. I did not use chicken this time and it was great without it. The only change I made was that I didn't have the spicy V8 juice and subbed regular and added a bit of crushed red pepper for the bite. I think it's also a great recipe you could play around with. Fresh grated parmesan would have been nice. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2007
I took this to a picnic and received a lot of compliments. However I thought it was a little bland and this is after adding basil oregano garlic powder and more salt and pepper. I think I will add some cayenne pepper next time and maybe use a salsa instead of the V-8. I also used venison salami instead of the chicken which defiantly added to the flavor. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2013
Sorry this sounded so good but it really was rather bland. I even added a few more spices along with some onion and celery (so it would be closer to the gazpacho I make) before serving and it still was rather blah:( Not a keeper for me. Read More