Turkey Pasta Salad w/ Spinach sauce
03/04/04 07:16 PM
2 Packages spiral macaroni (5 oz ea)
3 cups cooked turkey breast or chicken cubed
1 tbsp olive oil or canola oil
1 tbsp pine nuts or slivered almonds
Prepare Spinach sauce while cooking macaroni.
Cook macaroni as directed on pkgs. Drain and rinse under cold water and drain. Toss macaroni with 1/2 cup of the spinach sauce. Toss turkey or chicken with oil,and vinegar;spoon into center of macaroni mixture. Sprinkle with nuts. serve with remaining spinach sauce. Make 1 1/2 cup servings for 6.
4 cups spinach leaves
1 cup parsley sprigs
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cloves garlic cut into halves
1/2 cup grated soy parmesan cheese
2 tbsp olive or canola oil
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp pepper
Place half of each spinach/parsley/lemon juice and garlic in blender. Cover and blend on medium speed, stopping blender frequently to scrape sides, until spinach leaves are finely chopped, about 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining spinach, parsley, lemon juice, and garlic. Place all mixture in blender and add cheese, oil, basil, and pepper. Cover and blend on medium stopping frequently to scrape sides, until mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.
Hope you all enjoy this serve with warm slice of french bread.