We support you, just not your browser.
Your browser hasn't been updated in a while. For a better experience, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of IE, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
  • Save
    2K
  • Pinterest
    209
  • Print
    2K

Layered Tortellini Pesto Chicken Salad

 8 Ratings
7 Comments
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 8
  • Save
    2K
  • Pinterest
    209
  • Print
    2K

Loads of flavor in seven lovely layers!

Ingredients

1
package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
1
cup 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

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

Look for matchstick-cut carrots already cut and packaged in the produce section of the supermarket.

Omit the chicken for a meatless salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
5g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%
140%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Rate and Comment

© 2015 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved

close