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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    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.
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