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Makes: 4 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
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Personalized Pasta Salad
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 15 minutesTotal time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups
uncooked pasta, such as macaroni or rotini
1⁄2 cup
reduced-fat salad dressing
2 cups
cooked, cubed chicken
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 medium red or green bell pepper, cut in 1" pieces
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1 can
(4 ounces) sliced black olives

Directions

  1. Measure 6 cups of water into a (4 quart or larger) sauce pan.
  2. Bring water to a boil over high heat and add pasta. Cook until tender (about 8 to 10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well.
  3. Add dressing; toss lightly.
  4. Add meat and vegetables, and toss again.
  5. Chill until ready to serve.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Substitute cooked beef, pork, tuna, salmon, turkey, shrimp, or hard-boiled egg for the chicken.
Serving Size: 
1/2 cup
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  • sliced fruit
  • glass of low-fat milk
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