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Pesto Pasta Salad with Avocado and Chicken
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12 INGREDIENTS • 4 STEPS • 20MINS

Pesto Pasta Salad with Avocado and Chicken

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Elbows, Gomiti or Chifferi in Italian, are named for their twisted tubular shape that can vary in size and be either smooth or ridged. Pasta Elbows originated from Northern and Central Italy and are perfect for this delicious Pasta Salad.
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Elbows, Gomiti or Chifferi in Italian, are named for their twisted tubular shape that can vary in size and be either smooth or ridged. Pasta Elbows originated from Northern and Central Italy and are perfect for this delicious Pasta Salad.
20MINS
Total Time
$1.84
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
8
US / Metric
Basil Pesto
1/2 cup
Basil Pesto
Elbow Macaroni
1 box
(16 oz)
Elbow Macaroni
Olive Oil
2 Tbsp
Chicken Breast
2 cups
Cooked Shredded Chicken Breasts
Cherry Tomato
2 cups
Halved Cherry Tomatoes
Frozen Sweet Corn
2 cups
Frozen Sweet Corn
thawed and patted dry
Monterey Jack Cheese
1 cup
Cubed Monterey Jack Cheese
Red Onion
1/4 cup
Sliced Red Onion
Lemon
1/2
Lemon, juiced
Avocado
2
Avocados, chopped
Salt
to taste
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
528
Fat
22.7 g
Protein
26.8 g
Carbs
57.8 g
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step 1
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the directions, draining one minute short of the required cooking time.
step 2
Toss the Elbow Macaroni (1 box) with Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) and place on a baking sheet to cool.
step 3
Once the pasta is cool, in a large bowl, combine pasta together with Basil Pesto (1/2 cup), Chicken Breasts (2 cups), Cherry Tomatoes (2 cups), Frozen Sweet Corn (2 cups), Monterey Jack Cheese (1 cup), Red Onion (1/4 cup), Lemon (1/2) and gently toss to combine.
step 4
Season with Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and top with Avocados (2).
step 4 Season with Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and top with Avocados (2).
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Lunch
Chicken
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Quick & Easy
Pasta
Italian
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