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Blueberry and Chicken Pasta Salad with Field Greens Recipe

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Lively mix of fresh blueberries, red bell pepper, whole-grain penne pasta and field greens tossed with a blueberry vinaigrette.
 
Recipe Cost for 4 People: $16.86 ($4.22/serving)*
 
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Blueberry Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup Naturipe fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp salt

Salad

  • 1½ cup Naturipe fresh blueberries
  • 3 cups cooked whole grain penne pasta, cooled
  • 12 oz. cooked chicken breast, sliced
  • 4 cups field greens
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
Blend vinaigrette ingredients in a blender; set aside. In a medium size bowl, toss all ingredients with dressing.

Weekly Meal Planning Tip: When you’re planning a dinner with chicken, cook up extra chicken breast and refrigerate for later use in this salad.

Complete this Healthy Plate: Serve with an 8 oz glass of non-fat milk.
 
Serves: 4
 
Fruits & Veggies per Serving
1 Cup
Nutrition Info
Calories: 390
Total Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 2g
% of Calories from Fat: 25%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 5%
Protein: 32g
Carbohydrates: 41g
Cholesterol: 70mg
Dietary Fiber: 7g
Sodium: 250mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, vitamin B6, folate and phosphorus, and a good source of pantothenic acid, potassium, iron and magnesium.

*Retail prices, Boulder, Colorado, and online, Spring 2015.

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