Pasta Salad with Orange Dressing

The basil, prosciutto, and pine nuts pack plenty of flavor into this cool spinach and pasta salad.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs to 24 hrs
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Pasta Salad with Orange Dressing
Ingredients
6
ounces dried whole grain or plain pasta, such as penne or bow tie (1-1/2 cups)
1
15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1
cup chopped cooked chicken
1/2
of a large green sweet pepper, seeded and cut into thin bite-size strips
1/2
cup thin wedges of red onion
1
orange
1
8 ounce carton light dairy sour cream
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
 
Milk
1 1/2
cups lightly packed arugula leaves, coarsely shredded
3
tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
Directions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, rinse with cold water; drain again. Transfer to bowl. Add black beans, chicken, sweet pepper, and red onion; set aside.
  2. Finely shred enough peel of the orange to get 1-1/2 teaspoons. Place shredded peel in bowl; stir in sour cream, salt, and pepper. Juice orange. Add 3 tablespoons orange juice to sour cream mixture.
  3. Add sour cream mixture to pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate 2 to 24 hours. Before serving, stir in enough milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) until salad is desired consistency. Stir in arugula and cilantro. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Pasta Salad with Orange Dressing)
    Per serving:
  • 390 kcal cal.,
  • 10 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 51 mg chol.,
  • 624 mg sodium,
  • 57 g carb.,
  • 9 g fiber,
  • 7 g sugar,
  • 23 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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