Cold pasta salads make perfect packable lunches for school, work, picnics and parties. This easy recipe is healthy with whole wheat pasta and fresh produce.

Zesty Pasta Salad

Amber Gray
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunchbox Ideas
Servings 6
Calories 528 kcal


  • 1/4 cup lowfat Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups whole wheat pasta cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion


  • Combine dressing, basil, and garlic in small bowl.
  • Place pasta in large bowl; add tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms and onion. Add dressing and toss until evenly coated.


Calories: 528kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 29gFat: 17gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 417mgFiber: 9g
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