Please consult the OU's guidelines for checking fruits and vegetables.

Poppy Seed and Chicken Pasta
Poppy Seed and Chicken Pasta Eileen Goltz | Meat
50 minutes 15 minutes
35 minutes
6 Servings

Fresh green onions (also called scallions) greens require inspection for insect infestations. Please see “Kashrut Instructions” below for instructions on checking these for insect infestation.

  • 12 oz. bowtie pasta
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 (6-oz.) package dried cranberries or cherries
  • ½ cup finely-chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions (green onion)
  • 3 oz. slivered almonds
  • 4 to 6 oz. poppy seed dressing
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Cook and drain the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Add to a bowl with remaining ingredients and mix well to combine.

Kashrut Instructions


INFESTATION: Green onions, also referred to as scallions, have a white base that develops into a bulb. Its long, straight green shoots branch forth from the bulb. Light green or brown thrips may occasionally be found between the green branches where they protrude from the bulb. Less frequently, they can be found on the outside or inside of the long green shoots.


  1. A vertical cut should be made from the top of the scallion’s green shoot to the bottom of the bulb. Examine three scallions from each bunch, paying careful attention to the area between the branches that protrude from the bulb.
  2. If no insects are found, wash thoroughly under a heavy stream of water or power hose and use.
  3. If insects are found in a scallion, it must be discarded.