Pesto pasta salad in lunchbox

Pasta salad recipes

Pasta needn't be served hot. Try one of our tasty ideas for lunches, picnics and sides.

91 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Simple storecupboard pasta salad with sunny Mediterranean flavours

30 mins
Easy
62 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This pasta salad makes a quick and healthy lunch, or is perfect prepared ahead for a picnic or lunchbox

5 mins
Easy
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Put out all the ingredients for classic pasta salad with pesto dressing and let the kids pick whatever they like to stir in – it's great for fussy eaters 

25 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Eat well at work with this easy-to-prepare Scandinavian-inspired beetroot and salmon fusilli salad. It'll keep you going through the afternoon

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
34 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A speedy pasta salad with Mediterranean flavours - perfect for packed lunches

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
35 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

For a fresh idea with pasta, try Greek salad

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This is a wonderful, zingy dish, perfect for a lunch out in the garden - use our recipe for homemade pesto to make it extra special

40 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this veggie pesto pasta salad with cucumber, peas, cherry tomatoes and basil for an easy family meal. It's great for a packed lunch or summery picnic

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A quick pasta using leftovers from the night before. Makes a great packed lunch

5 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A tasty and superhealthy summer salad

22 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

If you need a quick boost of carbohydrates, try this filling and nutritionally-balanced pasta salad

30 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

For a speedy, superhealthy supper this pasta dish is just the thing - save leftovers for lunch the next day

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Supper can be ready in 25 minutes with just six fresh ingredients and a bag of pasta

22 mins
Easy
Healthy
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat, zesty salad, perfect for a summer lunchbox - vary with your favourite ingredients

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
8 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This tasty superfood pasta is packed with crunch and flavour

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This Mediterranean-inspired pasta salad makes a fresh and vibrant addition to any picnic, barbecue or buffet

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This a good source of vitamin C and packed full of veg. Take some to work

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Stir crispy fried bacon and pesto into orzo pasta for a quick dinner or easy packed lunch

20 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A simple midweek supper of short pasta flavoured with chilli and garlic, served with pork chipolatas

35 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Update tuna pasta salad by skipping the mayo and adding balsamic vinegar, olive oil, colourful tomatoes and celery

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This small, rice-like pasta is ideal for bulking out nutritious salads. This version is made with roasted vegetables, cheese and basil

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Layer up pasta with sundried tomato pesto, salami, olives, plum tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil in this clever lunchbox mix

25 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Lemon zest and crème fraîche make this seafood pasta dish with king prawns and green beans rich and zingy - enjoy it hot or cold

25 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve rice-like pasta grains with peas and beans, basil and a soured cream and Parmesan dressing

18 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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