When it’s HOT in the summer the last thing I want is a hot meal. I eat a lot of salads already, so I wanted something a little different-That’s how this recipe was born. A healthier, higher protein pasta salad with tons of veggies! This can be used as a main course and not just a side. There is VERY little cooking involved with this and it’s mostly just dicing and assembling. Easy-peasy! 🙌
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🔹1 8oz box @eatbanza rotini pasta
🔹5oz crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
🔹2.5oz diced turkey pepperoni
🔹10oz grilled chicken, diced
🔹1 bottle light Italian vinaigrette
🔹Handful of fresh slivered basil leaves
🔹Salad supreme seasoning (optional)
🔹Red onion, diced
🔹Shredded romaine or other mixed green
✅ Cook the pasta according to directions on the box (don’t forget to rinse!). Allow to cool or chill fully before assembling.
✅ Add arugula and mixed greens/lettuce of choice to the bottom of each container.
✅ Add 1/5 of the cooked pasta (about 100g cooked weight) to each container.
✅ Add 2oz cooked grilled chicken
✅ Add 1/2oz diced turkey pepperoni
✅ Add 1oz reduced fat feta cheese
✅ Mix in veggies of choice (the more the better! I used red onion, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber)
✅ Add 2 tablespoons of dressing to each container.
✅ Top with slivered basil.
✅ Sprinkle with salad supreme seasoning and additional salt & pepper to taste (if needed)
Before eating, I like to shake each container to make sure the dressing gets evenly distributed.
*Makes 5 servings.
NUTRITION: 376kcal 36P/30C/14F