Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Chicken and Pesto Pasta Salad

It was hard to stop at just one serving, this is super flavorful!

1 3/4 c. uncooked small seashell pasta
1 c. chopped, cooked chicken breast
1/4 c. diced red bell pepper
1/4 c. pine nuts
1/4 c. sliced leek
2 T. commercial pesto
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. black pepper
3 T. preshredded Parmesan cheese

1.)Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.
2.) Combine pasta and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Serve immediately, or cover and chill. YIELD 4 servings (1 1/2 c each)

Calories 216
Protein 15.1g
Fat 11.2g
Carbs 14.1g
Fiber 2.0g
Cholesterol 38mg
Iron 1.5mg
Sodium 38.1mg
Calc 111mg

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