Chicken and Farfalle Salad With Walnut Pesto

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From Cooking Light. Makes a great light dinner or packed lunch. I used grilled chicken and grape tomatoes. Magazine suggests serving with strawberries (4 c strawberries plus 2 t sugar, let stand 30 minutes) plus balsamic vinegar (add 2 T then let stand 15 minutes) over angel food cake for dessert.

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, tomatoes, and olives.
  2. To prepare pesto, combine basil and next 6 ingredients in food processor. Pulse until finely minced. Add pesto to pasta mixture and toss gently to coat.
  3. Serve over lettuce leaves.