FoodLink - Purdue Extension

Blueberry Chicken Pasta Salad with Field Greens

A lively mix of fresh blueberries, sweet pepper, whole-grain penne pasta and field greens tossed with a blueberry vinaigrette.

Recipe adapted from What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl website and Produce for Better Health Foundation.

5 min
35 min
Total Time
40 min
Servings: 4


For the blueberry vinaigrette
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the salad
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
3 cups cooked whole grain penne pasta (cooled)
12 ounces cooked chicken breast (sliced)
4 cups field greens
1/2 cup red onion (chopped)
1 medium red sweet pepper (chopped)


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. In a blender, add all of the blueberry vinaigrette ingredients. Blend until smooth, and set aside.

  3. In a medium size bowl, toss all ingredients with dressing.