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Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing

A total crowd pleaser - Perfect for your potlucks and summer get togethers.
4 servings

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing – An easy 15-minute pasta salad loaded with chicken, fresh tomato, crisp baby spinach and Parmesan goodness in a delicious ranch dressing. This definite crowd pleaser will be your new go-to pasta salad, and it’s also perfect for potlucks and summer get-togethers. Enjoy!

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Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing - A total crowd pleaser, perfect for potlucks and summer get togethers.

Ingredients list for the Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing

  • 8 oz (220g) rotini pasta
  • 1 lb (450g) cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2-3 cups fresh baby spinach, rinsed
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallion
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, for garnish

The ranch dressing

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing - A total crowd pleaser, perfect for potlucks and summer get togethers.

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing - A total crowd pleaser, perfect for potlucks and summer get togethers.

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing - A total crowd pleaser, perfect for potlucks and summer get togethers.

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing - A total crowd pleaser, perfect for potlucks and summer get togethers.

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing - A total crowd pleaser, perfect for potlucks and summer get togethers.

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing - A total crowd pleaser, perfect for potlucks and summer get togethers.

Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package direction. Drain and rinse with cold water, set aside.

2. In a small bowl or mason jar, combine the ingredients for the ranch dressing and mix/shake until combined.

3. In a large salad bowl, combine baby spinach, pasta, chicken, tomato, scallion, and red onion. Drizzle generously with the dressing and toss to coat.

4. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes:

  • You can adjust consistency by adding more or less lemon juice and few drops of water to the dressing.
  • The ranch dressing works also well as a dip for fresh veggies.

Chicken Spinach Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing - A total crowd pleaser, perfect for potlucks and summer get togethers.

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Chicken Pasta Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing - A total crowd pleaser, perfect for potlucks and summer get togethers.
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