My husband Loves. The. Beach. If we owned a beach house, I'd probably never see him for most of the year. When we go, we spend the day, so naturally food is an issue. We like to pack picnic type foods, and plenty of them. This one was particularly tasty.
Fruit and Pasta Salad
One package noodles (I used seaside shaped pasta)
2 c. cooked chick'n (I just used one package of Delight Soy Nuggets), cut into bite sized pieces
1 c. sliced celery
1 c. grapes, halved
1/4 c. red onion, chopped
1 11-oz can mandarin oranges, drained
1 8-oz can diced water chestnuts, drained
1/4 c. vegan ranch dressing
1/4 c. vegan mayonnaise
1 t. Beau Monde seasoning
Cook the noodles according to the package, drain and rinse. Mix the pasta in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients and mix well to coat. Cover and chill overnight. Stir again before serving. Enjoy!