Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tea Room Recipe #12 - Glass Slipper Tea Cottage (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.)

After visiting the Glass Slipper Tea Cottage in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. last week, I knew I wanted to make something from the tea room's cookbook for this week's Tea Room Recipe. And since Spring has just arrived, a light pasta and chicken salad seemed perfect! (Or at least it did for a brief few days before we had *snow* in the forecast!)

I'm so grateful to "tea friend" Sarah in Mississippi for sending me this cookbook and introducing me to this tea room. If you ever get there yourself, you will want to get the cookbook, I promise! Many of the recipes I enjoyed at tea are included, and I'm eager to try so many of these and the other offerings.

The first recipe I tried was this fruit-and-veggie packed pasta and chicken salad. It was easy to prepare, and the flavors melded together beautifully. Although I had a large portion of this for supper one night, it would be a great dish to serve at a luncheon, or at tea when served in a pretty little bowl or teacup. However you serve it, I can promise you it's perfectly delicious!

Cashew-Curry-Chicken Salad

12 ounces (4-1/2 cups) uncooked rotini
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1-1/2 cups halved red seedless grapes
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 oranges, peeled and chopped
1 cup cashew halves


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cook rotini according to package directions, then drain and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl (and I had to use the largest bowl I own!), combine cooked rotini and remaining salad ingredients.

In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and blend. Add to salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately (as I did!) or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Easily yields 10-12 servings.


  1. Sounds delicious! And it looks so pretty in your new bowl, too.

  2. That chicken salad is so colorful! Looks tasty, too!

  3. That looks wonderful! what a great recipe!

  4. Does that ever look YUMMY!!

    Thanks for always sharing such fun and interesting and delicious recipes with us, Angela!

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  5. Thank you for sharing the recipe,sounds yummy to take to bridge club! Looking good in your new blue bowl. Never had grapes and cashews, had cherries and slivered almonds.

  6. I think I feel the urge for a girl's road trip to visit tea rooms I haven't been to.

  7. I like curry and this looks delicious. I have a new tea room in mind myself to visit once the snow stops. I'm sure it will stop eventually, after all it's spring.

  8. It looks yummy, Angela! I'm eager to try this recipe when I'm recovered and able to move about in the kitchen a little more easily.

  9. Is your Glass Slipper Tea Cottage cookbook still available?

  10. This recipe does sound delicious. I need to make this one for sure.

  11. This recipe looks so good, I am going to try it it! Thank you, Angela. Joanie

  12. This recipe looks so good, I am going to try it it! Thank you, Angela. Joanie


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