Stir and Season Saturday

UPDATE: So many of you have asked..where do I get lemon-pepper pasta?...I have found it at higher end stores. Or places like Trader Joe, Whole Foods or Fresh Market...it can be hard to find but it's worth the "hunt". Also, some of you have asked if you can eliminate "buttermilk"...NO! You will not even know it's there..trust me!

Stir and Season Saturday

Today, I am posting my favorite "pasta salad". I had this at a mother/daughter banquet years ago..before I even had a daughter! I think I was serving at it! It is so delicious..don't let some of the ingredients scare you...you won't even know it is there {buttermilk}!

Lemon-Dill Chicken Salad

5 boneless skinless chicken breast, boiled and chopped up

1 1/2 cup chopped celery

1 box of lemon-pepper pasta

2 1/2 cups of mayo ( just enough to make everything stick)

1/4 cup of lemon juice

2 tsp. dill weed

1 cup buttermilk

salt to taste

Cook chicken and cube. Boil pasta just until done and rinse under cold water. Toss together chicken, pasta and celery. Mix together mayo, dill and lemon juice. Add wet ingredients to chicken mixture. Add buttermilk last. Salt to taste! Put in frig and chill...enjoy with fresh fruit on the side.

44 comments:

Grace said...

This sounds really, really good. But where does one find Lemon-Pepper Pasta? I've never heard of it.

Daphine said...

Sounds like something I will definitely try. Though, I am hoping that you can't taste the buttermilk. lol! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Have a great weekend!

Liz said...

That sounds so good. I'll definitely copy down this recipe.

Betsy said...

Sounds amazing to me. I really want to try it. Sounds like it would be perfect for a shower.

jennykate77 said...

Sounds super yumm! I *heart* pasta. I'll definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

Have a great Saturday! :)

Sit A Spell said...

My daughter would love this!
I am looking to trying new recipes in 2009! Thanks.

jenjen said...

What a cute Saturday theme. I will have to try your recipe -- it sounds delicious!

Your blog is very cute!

Jen

Mimi Sue said...

It sounds delish. I love pasta of any kind. Buttermilk is in ranch dressing so what's weird about that? Mimi

Julie said...

wish I liked dill, can I make it without dill?

Mari said...

It sounds so good, but I've never seen lemon-pepper pasta. I may have to try it with plain pasta.

Rambling Girl said...

That does so yummy! Ok I printed this out and added to my recipes...I have made Lemon Pepper Chicken in the oven so this must be just as good.

Jo said...

Yummy! This would be a great dish for a girls luncheon next month. Thanks for sharing!

Jo

theArthurClan said...

I love lemon-pepper anything...this sound completely yummy! Thanks for sharing. :)

lmerie said...

oooh yum! Sounds delish!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have never seen lemon-pepper pasta...I am very intrigued.
This sounds delish!!!

duchess said...

Sounds yummy.
I'll have to give it a try.
Have a great weekend.

The Thompson's said...

That does sound good. Thanks for the recipe, will try it soon!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I think that sounds really good!! I know buttermilk does scare a lot of people, but I love cooking with it....I have a couple recipes that call for it!!

Have a great weekend:)

Lisa

LuLu said...

Oh I'm hungry, thanks for the new recipe, I am trying to make new things for the family... they love anything with noodles.... this could be a new favorite at LuLu & Co.
Have a great Saturday,
LuLU

April said...

I am a huge pasta lover, so this is definitly something I'm going to have to try. I wish I had a big plate of it right now, in fact!

Happy Saturday, my friend!

squawmama said...

Oh this recipe sounds really good Sandy but tell me where do I get lemon pepper pasta???? I will be making this if I can find some... Have a wonderful day

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Montee said...

Yummm! Buttermilk does not scare me at all. I use it in a lot of dishes but it does scare me to have a big glass of it! Have a nice Saturday!

Pam D said...

Yummy! I can use the rest of the buttermilk to make some of the original Ranch dressing. I just did an impromptu thing last week that turned out surprisingly well. Chopped chicken breast, jar of alfredo sauce (I use Bertolli's), and a can of Rotel, mixed in with cooked linguine. It's good hot OR cold! not sure what to call it, though...

Chris said...

Oh Sandy, this looks like a keeper, I'll copy it into my floder. Thaks

Hugs,
Chris

Irritable Mother said...

This sounds great! I think I'll write down the recipe right now and put it on the menu for next week.
Thanks!

Tara said...

Sounds super yummy! But I also have never seen Lemon Pepper Pasta.

The Muse said...

so little time...but for this, we have to revamp the schedule!

Tricia Anne said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing your recipe! I could live on pasta salad. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

mommy2gabby said...

This sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it.

Your blog is just adorable and full of neat things!

Have a fantastic weekend1
:) Jody

Brittany said...

This sounds so delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jboo said...

That sounds delish!! Can't wait to try it!

Hope you're having a fun weekend!

Janet

Drama queens mum said...

That sounds good. It's different.

Felicia said...

Oh, I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Kasey said...

This sounds super yummy! Did you know that you can also make a buttermilk substitute with vinegar and milk (not sure about the measurements...sorry)? I don't usually keep buttermilk in the house so I've done it a few times. Thanks for sharing!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Yayyyyy! We have fresh lemon pepper pasta in the deli at our local IGA!

This sounds wonderful and I just so happen to have some buttermilk!

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sandy, this looks wonderful! I'll have to try it. Thanks!

Happy Sunday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rhonda said...

Yum!

Mom Mavis said...

I can't wait to try it! YUMMY!!!!

Montee said...

I wanted to let you know that I made this today. My daughter was baptized and afterwards I had some family and friends over. This dish is delicious! Everyone went crazy over it. I had a dozen people over and everyone had at least 2 servings, so this recipe makes a good bit. I served some marinated tomatoes on the side and I some Sister Schubert's yeast rolls. Yum! Yum! Thanks for sharing and it will definitely be on our favorites list! Oh, and I did give you all the credit for the pasta dish. Also, I could not find the lemon-pepper pasta so I used penne.

vicki said...

ALL of our friends back home love this pasta!!

I think i will make it this week for lunch !

Brittany said...

Thanks for the clarification. I was thinking the same thing, but felt too dumb to ask!

Monogramchick said...

That looks seriously tasty! Thanks for sharing, I will definately have to try this one :) Have you tried doing it with Lemon Pepper Rotiserre Chicken from the market as a short cut?

Davene said...

That really sounds delicious! I wonder if it would taste good with plain pasta, and some extra lemon and pepper thrown in? :)

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Yummmy! I was just thinking of just what to cook for dinner! Thanks!

Ashley Nichole