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Packed lunch pasta salad recipes please

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diamondsplease Wed 09-Dec-15 13:50:02

I love pre-made pasta salads for lunch but they cost me a fortune please share your pasta salad recipes with me. I like chicken, tuna, salmon, veg etc so not really fussy.

All I can come up with is tuna, mayo, pasta....I need to do better than this

Thanks smile

DancingDuck Wed 09-Dec-15 19:00:02

Chopped chicken breast with pesto, toasted pine nuts and cherry tomatoes.

Flaked poached salmon in a dill yoghurt/mayo dressing with zest of lemon and watercress

bacon and avocado with roasted red peppers and yellow tomatoes

roast butternut squash, with grilled haloumi, mixed peppers and courgettes in a garlic oil dressing

user7755 Wed 09-Dec-15 19:03:36

Cheese cubes, pineapple chunks, apple and mayo

Pesto, mushrooms and pine nuts

thenumberseven Wed 09-Dec-15 19:23:48

My favourite is pasta twists (so dressing holds better) with courguette and red beans. I fry chopped onion and garlic in oil, add chopped red pepper and when almost done add cubed unpeeled courguette. Cook until tender adding salt, pepper, herbs and pinch of chilli. Add a good dash of vinegar and cooked pasta and beans. Tastes better after a few hours.

Mediterranean : cooked pasta, tuna (or salmon, turkey, chicken or crab), grated carrot, corn, sliced olives, halved cherry tomatoes, finely chopped spring onion. Season with salt, pepper, herbs, a nice vinegar and olive oil.

With mozzarella: Pasta twists (fussilli or similar) black olives, chunks of tuna, pieces of mozzarella, halved cherry tomatoes, season with salt, pepper and oregano. Wine vinegar, olive oil and chopped basil.

Creamy salmon: short pasta, add cooked cubed salmon. Mix mayonnaise with a little salt, white pepper, mustard, few drops of lemon juice and olive oil. Stir in chopped fresh dill and mix into pasta and salmon.

Pasta Cesar: On a bed of salad greens, pasta, grilled or crumbed chicken, halved cherry tomatoes. Season with Cesar dressing and top with crutons and parmesan cheese. Could add some pine nuts or walnuts.

diamondsplease Thu 10-Dec-15 09:59:01

These are great, many thanks

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