Lunch box pasta salad

This great pasta salad is brilliant as a lunch for work or school, but you can also serve it as a side dish to grilled or barbecued meats.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Lunch box pasta salad
  • 250 gram small pasta
  • 2/3 cup (200g) mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 300 gram can butter beans, rinsed, drained
  • 100 gram roasted capsicum, drained, chopped
  • 250 gram cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100 gram leg ham, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (55g) chopped baby green beans
  • 1/3 cup (25g) parmesan cheese flakes
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


Lunchbox pasta salad
  • 1
    Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water until just tender; drain. Rinse pasta under cold water, then drain well. Transfer pasta to a large bowl and cool.
  • 2
    Add combined mayonnaise and mustard to pasta in bowl.
  • 3
    Stir in butter beans, capsicum, tomato, ham, beans and parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Serve in a lunch box with a fork.

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