Pesto pasta salad in lunchbox

Pasta salad recipes

31 Recipes

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

89 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Simple storecupboard pasta salad with sunny Mediterranean flavours

30 mins
Easy
61 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 3.8 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
33 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
9 ratings 4.2 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
10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.3 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
7 ratings 3.6 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
9 ratings 4.1 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
10 ratings 4.5 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
9 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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