Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad With Chili Mayo

A refreshing, yet spicy pasta salad that's perfect for summer.

Protein packed pastas chicken pasta salad chili mayo
Sam Kaplan

This complex pasta salad is equal parts refreshing and spicy—the creamy, low-fat mayo and fresh spinach offset the spice that accompanies the chili sauce.

The result? An incredibly tasty clash of flavors.

Nutrition (per serving)

525 calories; 48g protein; 62g carbs; 10g fat

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Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

10 min.

  • ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce, or to taste
  • 6 oz lean grilled chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1 cup cooked (2 oz dry) whole-wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup yellow or red cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • ¼ cup roasted red peppers, cut into strips (drained, if jarred)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, slivered

Mix the mayo and chili sauce until well-combined.

Add the chicken, rotini, spinach, tomatoes, red peppers, and basil to a salad bowl. Toss with the mayo. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to enjoy.