Pasta salad is a great take-along lunch with tons of opportunity to make it your own. Want to make it vegetarian? Pack olives in place of salami. Don't love peppers? Try tomatoes instead! Be sure that you pack at least one container big enough to hold everything together once it's mixed (about 1 1/2 cups).

Hilary Meyer
EatingWell.com, September 2021

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Credit: Diana Chistruga

Recipe Summary test

active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pack pasta, bell pepper (or tomatoes), carrot (or celery), salami (or olives), mozzarella, basil (if using) and vinaigrette in a divided bento-style lunchbox or in separate containers with lids. Refrigerate or keep cold with an ice pack until ready to serve. To serve, combine the salad ingredients and toss with the vinaigrette.

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To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

664 calories; fat 43g; cholesterol 79mg; sodium 867mg; carbohydrates 48g; dietary fiber 7g; protein 27g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 6mg; saturated fat 17g; vitamin a iu 7105IU; potassium 371mg.
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