Pesto Tortellini Chicken Salad Recipe
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Pesto Tortellini Chicken Salad Recipe

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If you love pesto, you'll love it even more mixed with fresh veggies and chicken in this good-for-you summer salad. —Edie DeSpain. Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 5 cups torn romaine
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 jar (3 ounces) prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 337 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 525 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions, adding peas during the last 4-5 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large glass bowl, layer romaine, carrots, chicken, tortellini and peas, and red pepper. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, pesto and buttermilk. Spread over top. Sprinkle with parsley. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tortellini Chicken Salad in Healthy Cooking June/July 2011, p43

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 337 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 525 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"This is such a tasty and refreshing summer salad. I will definitely be making this again!"

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"Made this for a picnic lunch...super easy and delicious. I used premade chicken (from the sandwich meat area) and I found low fat pesto sauce to make it a little lower in fat!"

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