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Lunch Box Cold Pasta Recipes

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vkinski Fri 12-Nov-10 13:04:22

I am starting to run out of options for creating new sandwich ideas for my DD's lunchbox at school and would quite like to send her with some pasta. I have sent her with tuna pasta (penne, tuna, mayo and a bit of sweetcorn - served with cucumber on the side) which she enjoyed.

I tried making pasta with a tomato sauce last night but within a couple of hours of being in the fridge in its tupperware bowl, it had went all dry and stuck togther (so DD is off to school today with a sanwich! Bless her, she asked if she could have the pasta for her breakfast!!). Any ideas on good pasta receipes that can be enjoyed cold but won't go all dry and stuck together overnight? smile

happysmiley Fri 12-Nov-10 16:24:12

Pesto works well. You could also try a normal vinaigrette with some tomatoes or veg.

taffetacat Fri 12-Nov-10 17:17:10

How strong a flavour does she like? I sent DH into work today with a pasta salad with amongst other bits, homemade tomato chutney and balsamic vinegar stirred through, a little ex v oo stops it sticking together too.

My DD likes a little caesar dressing on her pasta salad.

Smash09 Fri 12-Nov-10 19:31:26

If my pasta and sauce goes dry I just stir in a bit of water and mix it up till it unsticks. X

UptoapointLordCopper Fri 12-Nov-10 20:42:55

Tinned salmon works too for cold pasta - balsamic vinegar + olive oil stops sticking.

I also do ham-sandwich-in-pasta-form, ie, chopped-up ham and chopped-up cucumber mixed with pasta.

Noodles work quite well too. Use soya sauce and sesame oil dressing. sliced up omelette, ham, chicken, tofu, Shiitake mushrooms, grated carrots. Anything goes. smile

vkinski Fri 12-Nov-10 21:55:39

Thanks very much folks, some good ideas I will try out for the lunchbox next week.

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