This is a super easy but wonderfully tasty salad recipe I picked up years ago which has become a summer tradition with my family! The ingredients and proportions are adjustable to personal preference.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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 and pour pasta into a large dish.

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  • Stir in the corn, mushrooms, celery, onions, olives, bell pepper and cheese.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the salad dressing and mayonnaise, then pour this mixture over the salad and toss again, to coat. Add flaked chicken and toss gently a final time.

Nutrition Facts

776.8 calories; protein 39.7g 79% DV; carbohydrates 47.2g 15% DV; fat 48.7g 75% DV; cholesterol 106.8mg 36% DV; sodium 1793.7mg 72% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
This was very good. I chilled it overnight. My husband and I both enjoyed it. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2012
I thought this tasted allright. It kind of reminded me of a creamy version of spaghetti salad with a lot more stuff in it. I added all the ingredients but did a small chop. I even sliced the pre-sliced mushrooms even further. The calories seemed kind of high so I used lite mayo and Italian dressing and reduced fat cheese. The green olives do though have a very prominent taste. Anyone who does not like olives would not care for that. The Italian dressing I felt also made it a little tart. For the chicken in a can which I don't care for I boiled 1 lb of chicken tenderloins in some broth and chopped it small and it worked fine. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2003
This was very good. I chilled it overnight. My husband and I both enjoyed it. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2007
I have made this now 3 times because it is so good. I use Barilla plus whole wheat pasta and have made it twice with canned tuna also. You can also use whatever vegestables you have on hand. Today I used peas instead of corn. Very yummy! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This was my first attempt at a pasta salad and it turned out to be easy and delicious! I actually made a very simplified version using only the pasta mayo and Italian dressing and throwing in some celery and tomatoes and it was still very tasty. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2009
This is a pretty tasty summer noodle salad. I found I liked the taste more after it "sat" in the refer for a few hours. Simple tasty and good as written. Thanks lil one! Would make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2007
Pretty good...would be even better with shrimp! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2008
This is a wonderful recipe! I will definitely make it again. It is easy to vary the ingredients depending on what you like or have on hand. The dressing is terrific for plain veggies. I served it on diced cucumbers mushrooms and tomatoes and it was a big hit! The mayo-italian dressing combo is simple and has just the right amount of tang! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2012
I thought this tasted allright. It kind of reminded me of a creamy version of spaghetti salad with a lot more stuff in it. I added all the ingredients but did a small chop. I even sliced the pre-sliced mushrooms even further. The calories seemed kind of high so I used lite mayo and Italian dressing and reduced fat cheese. The green olives do though have a very prominent taste. Anyone who does not like olives would not care for that. The Italian dressing I felt also made it a little tart. For the chicken in a can which I don't care for I boiled 1 lb of chicken tenderloins in some broth and chopped it small and it worked fine. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2011
This is our new summer favorite! Easy to make and full of flavor! I use Kraft Creamy Italian dressing with light mayo and it is sooooo yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2014
I made this for a picnic with my girlfriend I fried chicken and seasoned it rather than the cubes. Then I proposed she said yes and that it was the greatest pasta salad she's ever had. To be fair the proposal sweetened it up... But still... Very delicious. Read More
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