Healthy Bites: Pesto Pasta Salad

Published: Jul. 16, 2023 at 8:53 AM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - You’ll never go back to your traditional pasta salad once you’ve tried this one!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta (shape of your choice)
  • 2 cups diced raw zucchini
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • ¾ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup prepared pesto
The recipe serves 8.
The recipe serves 8.(Ashley Simper)


1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss to evenly distribute pesto over all ingredients.

Serves 8

Nutrition Information

Per 1 cup serving

Calories: 240

Total Fat: 14g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Sodium: 425mg

Total Carbohydrate: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Total Sugars: 3g

Includes 0g Added Sugars

Protein: 15g

Recipe provided by Ashley Simper, MS, RD, LDN, Manager of Dietetic Services at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.