Ranch Spinach Pasta Salad

Grilling tonight? Add a veggie-rich 15-minute pasta salad that gets its start from a Suddenly Salad® mix.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 6

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
1/2
cup ranch dressing
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2
cups baby spinach leaves or small broccoli florets
3/4
cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2
cup sliced cucumber, halved
1/2
cup julienne (matchstick-cut) carrots
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

  • 1 Empty contents of pasta mix (from Suddenly Salad box) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir contents of seasoning mix (from Suddenly Salad box), the dressing and lemon juice until blended. Stir in pasta and remaining ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve. Store any remaining salad covered in the refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Make it a dinner salad. Just stir in 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
830mg
830%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.