Pasta salad served in a lunchbox

Lunchbox pasta salad

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 11 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Rustle up this pasta salad for kids' lunchboxes. Customise with egg, ham, prawns or eggs for a dose of protein – or cheese if catering for vegetarian diets

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal528
  • fat16g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre8g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.2g
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Ingredients

  • 400g pasta
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 4-5 tbsp fresh pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • ½ lemon, juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 200g mixed cooked veg such as peas, green beans, courgette (chop the beans and courgette into pea-sized pieces)
  • 100g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 200g cooked chicken, ham, prawns, hard-boiled egg or cheese
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water until it is al dente, so about 11 mins, but refer to the pack instructions. Drain and tip into a bowl. Stir in the pesto and leave to cool.

  2. When the pasta is cool, stir through the mayo, yogurt, lemon juice and veg. Spoon into lunchboxes or on to pasta plates and put the cooked chicken or protein of your choice on top. Chill until ready to eat if intended for a packed lunch.

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Frantic Flapjack
18th Sep, 2018
This tasted lovely and highly recommended. It does make an awful lot though! I added green beans, fresh prawns, tuna, boiled egg and tomatoes.
emcooper
20th Jan, 2019
How long will this keep in the fridge once cooked please?
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goodfoodteam
21st Jan, 2019
Thanks for your question. We suggest keeping this for up to two days in the fridge.
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