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Turkey, Rotini and Split Pea Salad

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2 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
1 cup dry USA green or yellow split peas, rinsed
21⁄2 cups water
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
Dash of salt
7 ounces turkey or chicken breast
1⁄4 cup diced red bell pepper1⁄2 cup grated carrot
2 tablespoons sliced black olives
2 tablespoons sliced scallions
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese
1⁄4 cup snipped fresh parsley Dressing ingredients:
8 ounces plain nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon sour cream
1⁄2 tablespoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
3⁄4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon salt    

Cook rotini according to package Instructions. Drain, cool and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine peas and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until peas are tender, about 25 minutes. Drain and cool peas and set aside.

Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook garlic in oil then add salt. Add turkey and brown it quickly on both sides. Reduce heat, cover and cook the turkey a few minutes more until it shows no trace of pink.

Add peas to the skillet and mix well to coat them with oil. Remove skillet from the heat.

Slice or cube turkey. In a large bowl, combine turkey, peas, rotini, and remaining salad ingredients. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients. 

Toss dressing with salad. Chill several hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 
Servings Per Container
Amount Per Serving
Calories  380 Calories From Fat 
% Daily Value *
Total Fat  13g
Saturated Fat  2g
Trans Fat   
Sodium  267mg
Total Carbohydrate  46g
Dietary Fiber  9g
Protein  21g  
Vitamin A   % Vitamin C   %
Calcium  % Iron  3%
* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
   Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g
   Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
      Fat 9   •   Carbohydrate 4   •   Protein 4