BLT Pasta Salad

Number of Servings: 4 (272g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 10 min.
BLT Pasta Salad

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

Ingredients

  • Salad:

    • 1 lb. whole wheat pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
    • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
    • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
    • ½ cup low-fat shredded cheese
    • 2 Tbsp. 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 272g

Amount per serving
Calories 500
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 390mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Dietary Fiber 11.5g 43%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 71g
Protein 25g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 212.4mg 15%
Iron 4.8mg 30%
Potassium 880mg 20%
Vitamin A 158.1mcg 20%
Vitamin C 17mg 20%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin K 88.3mcg 70%
Thiamin 0.5mg 40%
Riboflavin 0.4mg 30%
Niacin 12.3mg 80%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 25%
Folate 127.3mcg 32%
Vitamin B12 0.4mcg 15%
Biotin 5.3mcg 15%
Chloride 208.7mg 10%
Pantothenate 1.3mg 20%
Phosphorus 567.7mg 45%
Iodine 13.4mcg 8%
Magnesium 177.6mg 40%
Zinc 4.5mg 45%
Selenium 95.2mcg 170%
Copper 0.7mg 80%
Manganese 3.6mg 160%
Chromium 0.5mcg 2%
Molybdenum 5.7mcg 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

Whole Wheat Rotini (whole Durum Wheat Flour), Tomatoes, Lowfat Buttermilk (cultured Lowfat Milk, Nonfat Milk, Salt, Sodium Citrate, Vitamin A Palmitate), Lowfat Plain Greek Yogurt (pasteurized Milk, Skim Milk, Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Concentrate, Live Active Yogurt Cultures, Vitamins A, C, D, E), 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, Black Pepper, Paprika, Ground Mustard, Dill.

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