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Chile Lime Chicken Pasta Salad

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

Try this new and fresh take on chopped salad made easy with Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Pasta Salad™ southwest. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Pasta Salad™ southwest
1/2
cup mayonnaise
4
tablespoons fresh lime juice
1
tablespoon water
1
medium avocado, peeled, pitted, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2
cups cut-up cooked chicken
1
cup chopped tomato
1/2
cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
3
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2
tablespoons roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook pasta as directed on box. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together seasoning mix (from salad box), mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons of the lime juice and the water until blended.
  • 2
    Drain pasta; rinse well with cold water. Shake to drain well.
  • 3
    Spread drained pasta on serving platter. Drizzle mayonnaise mixture over pasta.
  • 4
    Toss avocado with remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice. On top of pasta, arrange in rows the avocado, chicken, tomato and queso fresco cheese. Sprinkle with cilantro and pumpkin seeds. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, toss to combine salad ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • Serve this salad with tortilla or sweet potato chips on the side.
  • For extra heat, drizzle this salad with a little Sriracha sauce.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
5g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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