Loads of flavor in seven lovely layers!
package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
cup Green Giant™ frozen sweet peas (from 1-lb bag)
cups torn romaine lettuce
cups julienne (matchstick-cut) carrots
cups chopped or strips grilled chicken
medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
cup reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
cup basil pesto
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or basil leaves
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.
In 3- or 4-quart clear bowl, layer the lettuce, the carrots, chicken, peas, the tortellini, and bell pepper.
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.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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.