Light summer meal. Serve with crusty roll and a tall glass of cold mint cherry limeade. Lovely refreshing weeknight meal. Also can be prepared up to 2 days ahead for those busy nights.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Dressing:
Salad:

Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled.

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, sour cream, orange juice, curry powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until dressing is smooth; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

  • Mix pineapple, chicken, celery, apple, grapes, and green onions together in a bowl. Stir orzo and dressing into pineapple mixture. Gently fold oranges into salad and top with pumpkin seeds.

Cook's Note:

You can use any combination of fruit or substitute lemon juice for orange juice for different flavor. Use any pasta in place of orzo. Combinations are endless.

Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days. Right before serving, sprinkle with salted pumpkin seeds and garnish with a few fresh mint leaves.

Nutrition Facts

539 calories; 18.9 g total fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 501 mg sodium. 69.8 g carbohydrates; 26.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2015
Excellent. I was looking for a chicken salad recipe similar to one at a favorite local restaurant and with a few minor additions it was just right. I used reduced-fat mayo and added a tbsp of fat-free Greek yogurt. I also threw in some toasted pecans and Craisins. I will make this again. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2015
Excellent. I was looking for a chicken salad recipe similar to one at a favorite local restaurant and with a few minor additions it was just right. I used reduced-fat mayo and added a tbsp of fat-free Greek yogurt. I also threw in some toasted pecans and Craisins. I will make this again. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2015
Excellent. I was looking for a chicken salad recipe similar to one at a favorite local restaurant and with a few minor additions it was just right. I used reduced-fat mayo and added a tbsp of fat-free Greek yogurt. I also threw in some toasted pecans and Craisins. I will make this again. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2016
Very good! I have enough for leftovers which I will enjoy. It took me a bit longer to make this but I'm slow and don't chop food up very quickly. I cooked the orzo a tad too long but it was still OK. I didn't have curry powder and used some chili powder with some cumin instead. It worked for me. Read More
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