Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Miner Pasta Chicken Salad *****
Category:   Main Dishes
From:   Miners
12 ounces whole wheat curly or penne pasta
1/4 c sunflower seeds
1/2 c olive oil- divided
1/3 c low sodium soy sauce
1/3 c white vinegar
3 T sweetener [date sugar, stevia, agave nectar]
1/2 t sea salt
1/4 t pepper
2 c organic, cage free chicken breast- cooked and shredded
1/2 c green onion
1-2 c fresh spinach- torn
Directions:   Cook pasta and rinse in cold water. Set aside. In small frying pan, cook 1/4 cup oil and sunflower seeds over medium low heat until slightly browned. (Watch the sunflower seeds carefully. I sometimes take them off the heat when the oil starts to bubble. They keep cooking when the oil is hot and it's easy to burn them.) In another container, stir together remaining oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sweetener, salt and pepper to create a marinade. In a salad bowl, pour marinade and browned sunflower seeds and oil over the cooked pasta. Toss in chicken, cover and refrigerate. Toss in spinach and onions an hour before serving.