Chicken Pasta Salad with Saskatoon Berries

Prep Time:
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves: 4

This pasta salad will vanish before your eyes! With an appetizing combination of basil, peas, chicken, and Parmesan cheese, your guests won’t be able to get enough.


2 1/2 cups (625 mL) chicken, cooked, diced
3 cups (750 mL) Penne
3 cups (750 mL) rotini
3 cups (750 mL) shells
1 cup (250 mL) celery, sliced
1 cup (250 mL) sugar snap peas, in pods
1 cup (250 mL) Saskatoon berries, fresh
1/2 cup (125 mL) red pepper(s), finely-chopped
1/4 cup (60 mL) red onion(s), chopped
2 - 3 tbsp (30 mL) basil, fresh, chopped
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1/2 cup (125 mL) olive oil
1/3 cup (75 mL) red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) pepper
1/4 cup (60 mL) parsley, fresh, chopped
1/2 - 3/4 cup (250 mL) Parmesan cheese, grated


1 Cook pasta according to package directions
2 About one minute before it finishes cooking add the pea pods. Drain and rinse with cold water.
3 In a large bowl, add pasta, pea pods, chicken, celery, parsley, Saskatoon berries, red pepper, red onion, and basil.
4 Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
5 Toss salad with dressing, cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight to blend flavours.
6 Before serving, toss with the parmesan cheese.