Rating: 4.5 stars
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  • 5 star values: 7

Total time: 26 minutes. To make sure the walnut pesto ingredients are evenly minced, stop the food processor halfway through processing, and scrape down the sides.

Barbara Lauterbach
Recipe by Cooking Light June 2005

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Credit: Lee Harrelson

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad and 1 lettuce leaf)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare salad, cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; rinse with cold water. Combine pasta, chicken, tomatoes, and olives in a large bowl.

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  • To prepare walnut pesto, combine basil and next 6 ingredients (through garlic) in a food processor; pulse 6 times or until finely minced. Add pesto to pasta mixture, tossing gently to coat. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each of 4 plates; top each serving with salad mixture.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 12.5g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 5.5g; poly fat 3.9g; protein 29.4g; carbohydrates 36.3g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 60mg; iron 3.6mg; sodium 393mg; calcium 62mg.
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