my favorite summer salad

I clipped this recipe for Pasta Cobb Salad from a circular ad years ago, and its been a family favorite ever since.  It is always a hit with the crowd too.

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You will need:

pkg. tri colored spiral noodles

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

4 or 5 slices of bacon

3 green onion stems

4 oz.crumbled blue cheese*

grape or cherry tomatoes

8oz. bottle of italian dressing

parsley flakes


boil noodles according to package directions

cook bacon until crisp and crumble into pieces

brown chicken breasts til cooked through, cut up into bite sized pieces

slice the green onions

mix together pasta, chicken, bacon pieces, green onions,  and next 3 ingredients.

Chill if desired.  Garnish with parley flakes before serving.

*you can substitute feta cheese for blue cheese if you prefer a milder flavor

What is your favorite summer salad?

Until next time,


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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  1. Sharon, this sounds great for summer fare. I love chicken anyway one can prepare it.
    When do you post the link up for “Show and Tell”? Maybe I don’t have the right day. I tried to click on your “Show and Tell” button but it takes me directly to the wordpress website.

  2. Sharon, I am going to try this one for sure I love salads in the summer. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Oooh… Delicious! I’ve always thought about doing a “pasta” cobb salad, because we have the original version quite often and love it. But, for some reason, I’ve never given it a go. Now, I have the perfect recipe! Thank you Sharon!

  4. Hi! I love how versatile chicken is. And I wanted to let you know that I’m taking the summer off from Show & Tell.

  5. It’s a really good one! Let me know how you like it.

  6. I always look forward to the first time I make this salad every spring/summer. I think you will really like it.

  7. Sharon, I must have missed the post. Everyone needs time off. Thanks for all you do. Hugs, Ginger

  8. No problem and thanks for the encouragement and understanding.

  9. Umm. Yum! This looks Perfect and so pretty too! :) Love Pasta, thank you very much for sharing this!

  10. It’s a very flavorful dish! Let me know what you think if you try it.


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