Pasta salad is a known diet disaster with its carbs, but not anymore! Just use Great Low Carb Pasta Rotini to keep the carbs down, since each serving has only 7 grams of net carbs. This is a fabulous cold dinner or lunch that you can make in a few minutes. Just keep the leftovers in the fridge and take them for lunch for the next few days!
This chicken pasta salad could not be any easier. Just mix the ingredients in a bowl! This recipe is designed to be super easy and use leftovers and meal helpers wherever possible. That is why it calls for rotisserie or cooked chicken from last night, bagged spinach and arugula, jarred pesto sauce, and store bought Italian dressing. But you can definitely make your own.
If you want to make Italian dressing, just mix the following.
And if you want to try your hand at homemade pesto, pulse the following in a blender.
You can definitely make this recipe your own however you like. You can use tuna or leftover salmon instead of chicken. And it is great to add vegetables such as chopped broccoli florets or diced red pepper.
You can serve this salad on its own or with some fruit. It can even go well with a container of cottage cheese if you need another low-carb item for your lunch.
Recipe for Quick Keto Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad
Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes