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Ranch Spinach Pasta Salad

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Ranch Spinach Pasta Salad
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 6
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Grilling tonight? Add a veggie-rich 15-minute pasta salad that gets its start from a Suddenly Salad® mix.
Updated May 3, 2013

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

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

Nutrition

220 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 28g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
830mg
34%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
5g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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