Creamy pesto & chicken pasta salad

Creamy pesto & chicken pasta salad

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 1
If you need a quick boost of carbohydrates, try this filling and nutritionally-balanced pasta salad

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal600
  • fat15g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs68g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein47g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 85g pasta shapes
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • handful halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cooked chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp basil pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • 2 tbsp low-fat crème fraîche

Method

  1. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, mix the red pepper with the cherry tomatoes and chicken. Mix the pesto and crème fraîche. Drain the pasta, then stir it through. Toss through the veg and chicken and eat immediately, or pack into a container for lunch.

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Comments (3)

TomGrant's picture
5

First recipe I’ve actually commented on, but can’t praise this enough. Leave at room temperature in the morning if possible to bring the flavour in the pesto out. 5 stars!

hib1980's picture
5

Made this for the first time today and am really impressed! Used wholewheat pasta to make it a bit healthier and had to substitute light marscapone for the creme faiche as didn't have any of the latter but was still very tasty. Will definitely make again.

mayrhofer's picture
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This is a quick solution for lunchbox. Instead of basil from a jar I mashed some fresh basil with olive oil and pecorino romano, before stirring in crème fraîche. Green or kalamata olives are good addition, and don't forget to season with salt and freshly ground pepper

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