Pasta Salad with Chicken or Turkey

Pasta Salad with Chicken or Turkey
Staff Writer
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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
287
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
50µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
17mg
23%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
77µg
86%
Calcium, Ca
120mg
12%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
25mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
265mg
18%
Water
48g
2%

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.