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Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad Bento Box

Amanda Keefer
This Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad is a delicious vegan recipe. Perfect for lunches or an easy weeknight dinner. 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.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Lunchbox Ideas
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 servings
Calories 470 kcal


Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad

  • 16 ounces rotini pasta
  • 6 mini sweet peppers sliced
  • 3 Bee Sweet Citrus mandarins peeled, segmented
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup sesame ginger dressing
  • 1/4 cup Chow Mein noodles

Sides (per lunchbox)

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


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  • 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!)
  • Serve with kiwi and edamame



Serving: 1gCalories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 14gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 294mgPotassium: 517mgFiber: 6gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 3665IUVitamin C: 63mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cold lunch, easy lunch, healthy lunch, lunch box, lunch ideas, lunch recipes, lunchbox idea
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