The first time I had this salad, I was moving from Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas (my 2nd favorite duty station behind Seoul), to Ft. Hood, Texas. We were actually heading to the Great Wolf Lodge for 5 days, then on to Texas. Why is this important you ask? Because I remember eating this salad the parking lot of the Great Wolf Lodge with my fingers, and I had a really hard time sharing it with Hubby. My friend and neighbor Amy made this for our car trip, as soon as I could call her for the recipe, I did. Thanks for this Amy, it has been a staple in our house every since.
This is one of the easiest and yummiest (is that even a word?) salads! Every time I make it for a backyard BBQ, or take it anywhere, someone always ask for the recipe. This salad is perfect for summer & everyone in my house will eat it.
* I box of Tri-Color Rotini (cooked according to the directions on the box, and cooled)
* 3 boneless skinlees chicken breast, sprinkle with lemon pepper and bake. (Or you can use any leftover chicken you might have laying around) Cut up into bit size pieces.
*1 cup chopped carrots
*1 small container of grape tomatoes cut in half
*1 cup or so of green grapes
*1 package of feta cheese, crumbled
*1 bottle of Leo’s Italian salad dressing- the only place I have ever seen this sold is Jason’s Deli. Now since I can’t get that here, I use 1 package of Good Season’s Zesty Italian. (Go ahead and follow the directions on the package and actually make the dressing, don’t just throw the seasoning in there).
Mix all ingredients together, chill & enjoy!