Pasta Salad for Lunch This Week!
25 mins (prep 10, cooking 15)
23 ingredients
5 servings
This recipe came from Real Simple. It's one that you clearly can modify to use whatever you have handy in the pantry and fridge. Bringing a lunch from home is a great way to save money - even the employee cafeteria is getting pricey! You can use pretty much any short variety of pasta. I would add julienned sundried tomatoes to several of these, or some chopped red bell pepper, for color and flavor. I threw in a little Chinese Roast Pork with the Asian version. Please note: I seem to get only 4 servings from a pound of pasta, so you might want to check that.

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Serving Size (98.33 g)
Servings 5
Amount per Serving
Calories 290.2 Calories from Fat 251.91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27.99g 215.27%
Saturated Fat 5.0g 125.1%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 16.99mg 28.32%
Sodium 280.04mg 58.34%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4g 5.67%
Dietary Fiber 1.43 g 28.55%
Sugars 1.23 g %
Protein 7.81g 78.06%
Vitamin A 1023.75IU% Vitamin C 3.74mg%
Calcium 125.52mg% Iron 1.35mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
farfalle pasta, cooked chickpeas, fresh lemon juice, chopped roasted, grated parmesan cheese, chopped red onions, chopped roasted peanuts, shredded chicken, prepared pesto sauce