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Warm Spring Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

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Warm Chicken Pasta Salad with Spring Vegetables   

Total time: 30 minutes
   I have always disagreed with most 'Pasta Primavera' as they are meant to celebrate spring but insist on using summer vegetables: tomatoes and peppers.  This is my version, using only spring vegetables.

Chicken Pasta Salad with Spring Vegetables Ingredients:

 Instructions

Notes: 

Roll cut:  Cut the end off at an angle, roll 1/4 turn and slice at the same angle, roll 1/4 and slice, etc.  This gives you interesting looking pieces with lots of surface.  It's normally used on round vegetables: carrots, asparagus, etc.

Peel fava beans:  They peel like peas: break open the pod and take the beans out.  Don't bother with any really tiny ones.  After blanching they will have a whitish outer shell.  Just squeeze lightly and the inner, bright green bean will pop out.  It may split in half... that's okay.