Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger root
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/3 cup Spicy Olive Tangerine or Blood Orange Flavored Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup Spicy Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 pouch dry onion soup mix
Whisk together salad dressing. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
1/2 cucumber, seeded and sliced
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
1/2 cup red onion, finely sliced
6 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves
1 can mandarin oranges
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse with cold water and place in a large salad serving bowl. Add all ingredients and toss with salad dressing. Serve immediately.

A Spicy Olive fan favorite!