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Chicken, Spring Vegetable and Pasta Salad

Chicken, Spring Vegetable and Pasta Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 4
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

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.

More About This Recipe

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