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Warm Spring Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken

Total time: 30 minutes
     I have always disagreed with most 'Pasta Primavera' as they are meant to celebrate spring but insist on using summer vegetables: tomatoes and peppers.  This is my version, using only spring vegetables.

Warm Spring Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Notes: 

Roll cut:   cut the end off at an angle, roll 1/4 turn and slice at the same angle, roll 1/4 and slice, etc.  This gives you interesting looking pieces with lots of surface.  It's normally used on round vegetables: carrots, asparagus, etc.

Peel fava beans:  they peel like peas, break open the pod and take the beans out.  Don't bother with any really tiny ones. 
                   After blanching they will have a whitish outer shell.  Just squeeze lightly and the inner, bright green bean will pop out.  It may split in half... that's okay.

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               Nutrition Information
             

Recipe serves 2 
          Entire Recipe / per serving

Calories:  1740 / 870
Total Carbohydrates:  
120 / 60
          Dietary Fiber: 20 / 10
Total Fat:  98 / 49
         Saturated Fat: 14 / 7
Cholesterol:  224 / 112
Protein:  105 / 52.5
Calcium:  648 / 324
Sodium:   766 / 383

General Technical Details and Disclaimer:

Note:  Nutrition info assumes 50% of marinade is eaten.

Measurements are actual measurements used for calculation. If there are no values the nutritional numbers were simply too small.

I try to be accurate, but I do not guarantee it.  I use 'grams' as the unit of weight; with an approximate conversion to ounces.

My information comes from my own digital, computerized scale
and the USDA Nutrient Data Library: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/

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