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Packable Caesar Pasta Salad

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Packable Caesar Pasta Salad

Packable Caesar Pasta Salad

Finding new ways to freshen up lunchboxes can be a real challenge. Luckily, this Packable Caesar Pasta Salad recipe is a fresh idea to replace lunchtime sandwich staples.

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (14.5 oz.) box whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can low-sodium cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Marie's® Market Reserve Smoked Black Pepper Caesar Dressing
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 large zucchini, julienned

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions and rinse with cold water.
  2. Mix tomatoes, peas, beans, peppers and garlic in large mixing bowl. Add cooked pasta, dressing, cheese and zucchini and mix well.
  3. Serve with Fruit Naturals®
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 2.29gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 56.62gFiber: 9.17gProtein: 14.17g

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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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