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Pasta-Chicken Salad on Watermelon Wedges

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 15 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Dinner ready in 15 minutes! Enjoy this pasta and chicken salad served with watermelon wedges.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked mini penne pasta or other small pasta (about 6 oz)
2
cups cut-up cooked chicken breast
1
cup red grapes, cut in half
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
3/4
cup reduced-calorie mayonnaise or salad dressing
3
tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
12
watermelon wedges, 1 inch thick
1/4
cup sliced almonds, toasted*

Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix pasta, chicken, grapes and onions. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, milk, mustard and salt; stir into pasta mixture.
  • 3 To serve, place 3 watermelon wedges on each of 6 dinner plates. Divide salad evenly among watermelon wedges. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix pasta, chicken, grapes and onions. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, milk, mustard and salt; stir into pasta mixture.
  • 3 To serve, place 3 watermelon wedges on each of 6 dinner plates. Divide salad evenly among watermelon wedges. Sprinkle with almonds.

Expert Tips

*To toast almonds, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

The pasta salad can be made ahead and refrigerated. Arrange watermelon wedges with the salad just before serving.

Use seedless watermelon for a carefree eating experience.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
620mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
72g
24%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
42g
42%
Protein
23g
23%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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