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Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad Bento Box

Amber Gray
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 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunchbox Ideas
Servings 6 servings
Calories 243 kcal

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • 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 SunGold kiwi and edamame

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 8gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 346mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7g
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