Chicken Pasta Salad

16 oz. package of rotini pasta
2 cups cooked and cubed chicken breast
2 large cucumbers peeled and chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 Tablespoons chopped green onion
12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 cup cooked salad shrimp (opt.)
1 package dry ranch dressing mix (Like Hidden Valley Ranch Brand)
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup mayonnaise

Cook rotini according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Chill. Add chicken, cucumbers, red onion, green onion, cherry tomatoes, and shrimp to chilled pasta and mix. In a separate bowl, combine dry dressing mix, buttermilk, and mayonnaise. Mix well and pour over pasta mixture and toss together. Serve in hollowed out tomatoes or peppers or serve over a bed of lettuce or kale.

Note: Other types of pasta can also be used. Other ingredients such as cubed cheese, chopped zucchini, grated carrots, sliced olives etc. can also be added. More dressing may need to be added as dressing tends to be absorbed by the rotini.

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