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Chicken, Spring Vegetable and Pasta Salad

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Chicken, Spring Vegetable and Pasta Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 4
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Vitamin A loaded carrots and folate-rich asparagus make this salad good for you and your family.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 8 oz fresh asparagus spears
  • 2 cups uncooked penne or mostaccioli pasta (6 to 7 oz)
  • 1 1/3 cups ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots (about 6 oz), quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby sweet peas
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken

Dressing

  • 1 container (6 oz) lemon burst low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Directions

  • 1
    Break off tough ends of asparagus spears; cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Cook pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus, carrots and peas during last 5 to 7 minutes of cook time; cook until asparagus is crisp-tender. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix cooked pasta mixture and chicken.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended. Pour over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. If desired, garnish with additional chives.

Nutrition Information

400 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 30g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 11g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Potassium
560mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
11g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
150%
150%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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  • Vitamin A loaded carrots and folate-rich asparagus make this salad good for you and your family.
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