Pasta Salad with Chicken or Turkey

Staff Writer
Pasta Salad with Chicken or Turkey
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This is a great pasta salad that includes cooked chicken or turkey along with other vegetables and white beans.

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6
Servings
466
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup olive oil, preferably extra-virgin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 Cup pitted black olives, sliced in half
  • One 16-ounce can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1/2 Cup basil, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 Cups bow-tie pasta
  • 1 Cup mixed salad greens

Directions

In a jar or cruet, whisk olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken or turkey, tomatoes, olives, beans, basil, and bell pepper. Stir in the pasta. Add the dressing and toss to combine. Stir in the salad greens, and serve.

Pasta Salad Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Salad Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
30%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Protein
13g
27%
Carbs
60g
20%
Vitamin A
58µg
6%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
12.5%
Vitamin C
25mg
42%
Vitamin E
4mg
19%
Vitamin K
38µg
47%
Calcium
93mg
9%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
74µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
74µg
18%
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
79mg
20%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
193mg
28%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
674mg
19%
Sodium
562mg
23%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.8%
Zinc
2mg
12%

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