Garden Party Salad

Toss together a colorful, crunchy medley of fresh vegetables and pasta shells for a pretty luncheon entrée. Deli turkey and bottled dressing save time.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 15
 

Ingredients

6 1/2
cups uncooked medium pasta shells (1 lb)
4
cups small fresh broccoli florets (about 10 oz)
3
cups thinly sliced carrots (about 6 medium)
1
lb smoked turkey breast (from deli), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2
medium yellow bell peppers, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
1/2
cup chopped red onion
12
oz Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3 cups)
1
cup Italian dressing
1/3
cup chopped fresh chives

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  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding broccoli and carrots during last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, place turkey, bell peppers, onion and cheese.
  • 3 Gently stir cooked cooled pasta with broccoli and carrots into turkey mixture. Pour dressing over salad and add chives; toss gently to coat. If desired, garnish with additional chives.
  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding broccoli and carrots during last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, place turkey, bell peppers, onion and cheese.
  • 3 Gently stir cooked cooled pasta with broccoli and carrots into turkey mixture. Pour dressing over salad and add chives; toss gently to coat. If desired, garnish with additional chives.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Combine the pasta, vegetables, turkey and cheese. Add 1/2 cup of the dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for up to one day. Just before serving, stir in the remaining 1/2 cup dressing and the chives.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
100%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.