BLT Pasta Salad

Number of Servings: 4 (358g)
Prep Time: 5 min.
BLT Pasta Salad

Made for a school lunch program, this pasta salad will please picky eaters of all ages.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. whole wheat pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
  • 2 c. baby spinach leaves
  • 1 pt. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ c. low-fat shredded cheese
  • 2 T. bacon bits

    Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing:

    • ½ cup lowfat buttermilk
    • ¼ cup lowfat plain Greek yogurt
    • ½ Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
    • ½ tsp. fresh chives, chopped
    • ½ tsp. lemon juice
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • ⅛ tsp. dill
    • ⅛ tsp. mustard powder
    • ⅛ tsp. garlic powder
    • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
    • ⅛ tsp. paprika

Directions

  1. Combine all salad ingredients, except dressing, in a large bowl and stir well to combine. Chill up to 24 hours before serving.
  2. Mix dressing ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Toss salad with dressing and mix to coat thoroughly.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 358g

Amount per serving
Calories 625
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 960mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 103g 37%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g 18%
Total Sugars 11g
Includes 2g Added Sugars 4%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 87g
Protein 26g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 267.3mg 20%
Iron 4.9mg 30%
Potassium 765mg 15%
Vitamin A 156.3mcg 15%
Vitamin C 18.4mcg 20%
Vitamin E 1.7mg 15%
Vitamin K 110.4mcg 90%
Thiamin 1.1mg 90%
Riboflavin 0.7mg 50%
Niacin 14.1mg 90%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 496.7mcg 124%
Vitamin B12 0.6mcg 25%
Biotin 5.9mcg 20%
Chloride 239.3mg 10%
Pantothenate 1.3mg 20%
Phosphorus 520.8mg 40%
Iodine 20.9mcg 15%
Magnesium 100.3mg 25%
Zinc 3.2mg 25%
Selenium 81.3mcg 150%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 1.3mg 60%
Chromium 0.5mcg 2%
Molybdenum 6.4mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Pasta (durum Semolina Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin And Folic Acid), Tomatoes, Buttermilk (cultured Lowfat Milk, Nonfat Milk, Salt, Sodium Citrate, Vitamin A Palmitate), Lowfat Ranch Dressing (water, Vegetable Oil (soybean And/or Canola), Distilled Vinegar, Maltodextrin, Corn Syrup, Egg Yolk, Sugar, Buttermilk Solids (milk), Contains 2% Or Less Of: Salt, Garlic, Onion, Xanthan Gum, Monosodium Glutamate, Spices, Modified Food Starch, Natural Flavor, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Sorbic Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Disodium Edta To Protect Flavor), Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt (skim Milk, Active Bacterial Culture, Vitamin As Palmitate, Vitamin D3), Spinach, Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese (pasteurized Part-skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt And Enzymes, Potato Starch, Corn Starch And Calcium Sulfate Added To Prevent Caking, Natamycin (a Natural Mold Inhibitor), Bacon Bits (bacon (cured With Water, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphates, Sodium Erythorbate (made From Sugar), Sodium Nitrite), Hickory Smoke Flavor, May Contain Potassium Chloride And Artificial Flavor), Lemon Juice, Parsley, Salt, Chives, Garlic Powder, Mustard Seeds, Black Pepper, Paprika, Dill.

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