Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Chicken Pasta Salad



This is one of those recipes that requires "special" ingredients. I made it today because I had some leftovers of everything listed that also needed to be used up. Listed at the end of this recipe are some links to more recipes for these "special" ingredients.

I adapted this from my dairy-based, egg-based recipe. I've been pretty successful tweaking my own recipes to make them dairy-free. My goal is to make food that everyone can eat and not know it's missing dairy and egg.

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Chicken Pasta Salad
(This is a small serving size of 2 to 4 small servings. You can easily double this recipe.)

1/2 cup pasta, (I use small shells)
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup chicken, pre-cooked
1/2 cup Vegeniase
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dill weed


1. Boil water and make pasta. Drain.
2. While pasta is boiling, chop veggies and mix in a bowl with chicken.
3. In separate bowl mix cream cheese and sour cream with garlic powder and dill weed. Mix in Veganaise.
4. Mix all together. Let sit in fridge for an hour before serving.

**Recently I made dairy-free, egg-free dill dip with Better than Sour Cream and Better than Cream Cheese. Also, here's a great dairy-free cream cheese frosting. Vegenaise can be used in place of mayo in any recipe or for sandwiches. Tofutti has recipe ideas here under fun stuff!**

4 comments:

Becky @ BoysRuleMyLife said...

I never thought of putting pasta in my chicken salad - thanks for a great way to use left over pasta! :)

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popchex said...

Just wanted to thank you for this post. Since I went dairy free for my oldest (now 4) I've been looking for a replacement for my creamy pasta salad dressing - normally a ranch. I have been dairy free for over a year now because my now-toddler was intolerant to the dairy in my diet from birth. FINALLY I have a good dressing to use, and can enjoy a pasta salad when I want it. Tonight we actually had chicken pasta salad, and my husband raved (again) about it. I also use it for chicken, tomato and cucumber in pitas for an easy lunch. Thank you SO MUCH. :)

Mel said...

You are most welcome for the recipe. I'm so glad it works for you. I serve it at family gatherings and no is the wiser. I've also used the dressing for potato salad. Tastes great! Thanks for you kind words!