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Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad Bento Box

Classic Chinese chicken salad goes plant-based with this delicious vegan recipe. This pasta salad is packed with mini sweet peppers, mandarins, green onions, spinach and carrots, then tossed with a sesame ginger dressing and topped with Chow Mein noodles for added crunch.

Tip: Pack the Chow Mein noodles in a small container in the lunchbox to be added right before eating to ensure optimal crunchiness!

Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad Bento Box

Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad Bento Box

Classic Chinese chicken salad goes plant-based with this delicious vegan recipe. This pasta salad is packed with mini sweet peppers, mandarins, green onions, spinach and carrots, then tossed with a sesame ginger dressing and topped with Chow Mein noodles for added crunch.

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad

  • 16 ounces rotini pasta
  • 6 mini sweet peppers, sliced
  • 3 Sunkist Delite™ mandarins, peeled, segmented
  • 3 River Fresh Farms green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups organicgirl baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup sesame ginger dressing
  • 1/4 cup Chow Mein noodles

Sides (per lunchbox)

  • 1 golden kiwi, peeled, sliced
  • 1/2 cup steamed edamame pods

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  2. Mix pasta, peppers, oranges, green onion, spinach, carrots and dressing in large bowl. Toss to coat well. Top with Chow Mein noodles. (For lunchboxes, pack Chow Mein noodles in a small container to be added right before eating to ensure optimal crunchiness!)
  3. Serve with kiwi and edamame

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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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