Chicken & Spinach Pasta Salad
TAKES: 25 min. MAKES: 6 servings
My family loves pasta salads, but usually they contain too much mayonnaise or oily dressing. Hummus gives this dish an amazing taste and texture while also increasing its nutritional profile. Adding cooked chicken (store-bought rotisserie chicken works well) makes this pasta salad a complete meal. —Jenny Lynch, Rock Island, IL
8 oz. uncooked whole wheat rotini ¹ ₂ cup hummus
3 Tbsp. Italian salad dressing ¹₄ tsp. salt ¹ ₈ tsp. pepper
4 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1 can (2¹ ₄ oz.) sliced ripe olives, drained
¹ ₄ cup crumbled feta cheese
1. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
2. Combine hummus, salad dressing, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add pasta; toss to coat. Stir in spinach, chicken, tomatoes and olives.
Sprinkle with feta. Serve immediately. 1¹ ₂ CUPS 263 cal., 6g fat (1g sat. fat), 20mg chol., 405mg sod., 35g carb.
(3g sugars, 7g fiber), 16g pro.
Diabetic exchanges: 2 starch,
1 lean meat, 1 fat.