Luau Pasta Salad “Summer Picnic Party”

Luau Pasta Salad Recipe @createdbydiane

Pasta Salad is one of my go to items for an item to bring to a….

Party, BBQ, Picnic, Beach Day

I like that it’s all contained in one dish and at anytime I could grab a scoop and be satisfied that I’m not loading up on everything in sight,

especially if all other items aren’t ready yet.

Please tell me that has happened to you before too.

It seems to happen to me often.

By the time I get everyone and everything ready and head out to where ever it is we are going, moments after I arrive I am starving.

I’ve even been know to sit in my car and take out a small container of what I’ve prepared and enjoy it, so I can make it though the beginning of an event without wanting to eat my ARM!

This is a really fun flavor combination!


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Luau Pasta Salad "Summer Picnic Party"
  • ½ lb penne pasta cooked
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • ¼ cup fresh pineapple juice
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup sweet peppers seeded and sliced
  • ½ cup coconut
  • ¼ cup toasted coconut
  1. This can be eaten hot or cold. I preferred it more at room temperature than ice cold, which is great for bringing it somewhere.
  2. Place pasta in an ice bath, and drain once pasta is cooled.
  3. Slice chicken into bite sized pieces.
  4. Heat chicken broth, soy sauce, corn starch, pineapple juice and crushed red pepper flakes on medium heat until sauce comes to a boil.
  5. Pour sauce over pasta with chicken and add in peppers, coconut and pineapple mix until blended.
  6. Top with toasted coconut.
Heat coconut in a skillet on low until golden brown, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn.



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  1. 1

    Yum! This does sound like a fun flavor combo, Diane! How spicy does the red pepper make it?

    • 2

      Not very spicy at all it just gives it a little kick. You could leave it out, if you do not prefer spicy items at all.

  2. 3

    This sounds wonderfully delicious! Love the Hawaiian twist! :)

  3. 4

    I bring pasta salad to almost every picnic we have and your recipe sounds great. Thanks for sharing it with us at our picnic party.

  4. 5
    Sue {munchkin munchies} says:

    I really enjoy pasta salad too, and yours sounds like such a great combination of flavors, especially the toasted coconut. :)

  5. 6
    The Partiologist says:

    Love this take on the pasta salad – so summery and light – I will have to serve it at my next get together – picnic or not! :)

  6. 7
    Heather Spooner says:

    I love bringing pasta salads to picnics. They’re so versatile. Thanks!

  7. 8
    Heather Spooner says:

    I’d love to win the Cookie Cutter Company prize. Thanks!

  8. 9

    You can come to my picnic any time. I love pasta, chicken, coconut, and pineapple. Yum.

  9. 10

    I agree, pasta salad is super easy to take out and I love it. I have never made pasta salad using pineapple, but this recipe looks so yummy that I would have to make it.

  10. 11
    kathy pilato says:

    the chocolate mousse!

  11. 12
    kathy pilato says:

    cookie cutter gift certificate…who doesn’t love those!

  12. 13

    What a great salad for summer! Love! :)

  13. 14

    sounds and looks great!

  14. 15

    Pasta salad is a favorite of mine too. There are just SO many fun things one can do with it.

  15. 16

    This sounds like SUCH a good flavor combination!! I absolutely love that it is nothing like any pasta salad I’ve ever had! I can’t wait to try it!

  16. 17

    This sweet and spicy salad sounds sooooo good! Yes, I can totally relate. It seems like I am always rushing around getting ready for parties, that I am starving too!

  17. 18

    ooo I’ve never tried a pasta salad like this before! Awesome recipe– looks super yummy!

  18. 19

    The pineapple and heat sounds so good in this!

  19. 20

    I just love that summer brings all kinds of delicious pasta salads along with it :) this looks incredible, I can’t wait to try it out myself!

  20. 21

    I will have to use this recipe next summer! Thanks!


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