Ranch impasta salad

Simple meals don’t have to be boring

I have been on a mission this year to make simple but tasty meals. The aim was to create recipes that can be prepared and cooked quickly on a busy weeknight. We all struggle to make healthy and tasty meals while keeping on top of everything else in life. 

The preparation takes no more than 20 minutes, that is all of the slicing, dicing and mixing. Each meal is portioned to feed four adults. 

Impasta salad

Impasta aka coodles aka zoodles are a fantastic low carb option and brilliant alternative for traditional noodles or pasta. I love these impasta noodles. For this recipe, I decided to use raw coodles, but it works just as well with cooked coodles. 

Ranch dressing

This week I am posting a bonus recipe for ranch dressing. This dressing is the star of the show for this salad. This ranch dressing is simple to use and tastes amazing.

Ranch impasta salad recipe

Ranch impasta salad ingredients
Ranch impasta salad ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp. ranch dressing
  • 3 cups coodles 
  • 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • 1 green pepper, cubed
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced 
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper
Tasty salad ready to eat.
Tasty salad ready to eat.

Ranch impasta salad

  • Servings: 6
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Impasta aka coodles aka zoodles are a fantastic low carb option and brilliant alternative for traditional noodles or pasta. I love these impasta noodles



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp. ranch dressing
  • 3 cups coodles
  • 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • 1 green pepper, cubed
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced 
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Place all of the vegetables and chicken in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the ranch dressing to the bowl and mx again.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese over the salad.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 249 calories; 18 g fat; 7 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.