Chicken Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Fat-free poppy seed yogurt dressing is so delicious with the chicken, grapes, spinach and pasta. Perfect for a summer dinner!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6

Ingredients

Dressing

2
containers (6 oz each) Greek Fat Free honey vanilla yogurt
1/2
cup milk
3
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2
teaspoons poppy seed
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel

Salad

2
cups uncooked penne or rotini pasta
2
cups diced cooked chicken
2
cups baby spinach leaves
1
cup red seedless grapes, halved
1/2
cup thinly sliced celery
1/2
cup slivered almonds, toasted *
  • 1 In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients using wire whisk until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix cooked pasta, chicken, spinach, grapes and celery. Stir dressing; pour over salad and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Stir in almonds, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish, if desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    360
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    490mg
    490%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    44g
    44%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    26g
    26%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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