Layered Tortellini Pesto Chicken Salad

Loads of flavor in seven lovely layers!

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 2 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
1
cup Green Giant® frozen sweet peas (from 1-lb bag)
5
cups torn romaine lettuce
1 1/2
cups julienne (matchstick-cut) carrots
2
cups chopped or strips grilled chicken
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2
cup reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2
cup basil pesto
1/4
cup buttermilk
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or basil leaves
  • 1 Cook tortellini as directed on package, adding peas during last 4 minutes of cook time. Drain; rinse immediately with cold water. Pat with paper towels to remove moisture.
  • 2 In 3- or 4-quart clear bowl, layer the lettuce, the carrots, chicken, peas, the tortellini, and bell pepper.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, pesto and buttermilk. Spread over peppers; sprinkle with parsley. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled or overnight. Stir just before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    330
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    18g
    18%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    50mg
    50%;
    Sodium
    440mg
    440%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    24g
    24%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    17g
    17%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    140%;
    Vitamin C
    60%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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