For wonderful flavour, grill the chicken (see Peanutty Chicken Pitas). Serve this salad with fresh corn and peaches for dessert.
- Portion size 4 servings
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- 4 cups penne pasta (about 3/4 lb/375 g)
- 1/2 lb snow pea trimmed
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 chicken breasts cut_into chunks
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
- fresh basil leaves
In large pot of boiling water, cook pasta for about 11 minutes or until tender but firm. Add snow peas; cook for 1 minute. Drain; refresh under cold water and drain again.
Meanwhile, core tomatoes; chop coarsely and set aside. Quarter remaining tomato; pur?in food processor or blender. Add mayonnaise, buttermilk, garlic, salt and pepper; pur?until smooth. (Dressing can be covered and refrigerated for up to 8 bours. Whisk before continuing.)
In large bowl, toss pasta and snow peas with reserved tomato, chicken, chopped basil and dressing. Taste and adjust seasoning. Garnish with basil leaves.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Protein 27 g
- Calories 500.0
- Total fat 10 g
- Total carbohydrate 74 g