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Garden Pasta Salad

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

3
zucchini, cut into thin slices
1
bunch green asparagus, cut into pieces
1/2
diced onion
1
clove of minced garlic
1
cup sliced mushrooms
1
cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
Salt and pepper
1
teaspoon dried oregano
1/3
cup olive oil
Halloumi cheese 1 cup cut into slices
1
box of short pasta (rotelle, farfalle, etc.)
3
tablespoons chopped parsley

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Add eggplant, red and orange peppers, shallots, arugula, chives, basil, etc.

The summer flew by and it is time to return to school, which means planning lunch boxes and all that our children need to devote themselves to schoolwork. When my children were young I found it very convenient to plan menus in advance, both for home and for school lunches. This helped me organize my weekly shopping and allows me to prepare some dishes in advance. For example, if we had a BBQ on Sunday or baked chicken, I would take the opportunity to prepare these vegetables to combine with pasta and cheese to make a delicious salad for lunch the next day. With a main dish and many vegetables, I just had to add a yogurt and some fruit. To drink, lemonade or ice cold chicha morada, and voila: a healthy, complete and easy meal to prepare. The great advantage of this recipe is its flexibility, since you can use any vegetable you have on hand or your children's favorite. If they are carnivores, you can incorporate bits of roast chicken or a mini meatballs or turkey. This salad can be eaten hot or at room temperature, but given the high temperatures that occur in some places to recommend you refrigerate the vegetables, especially tomatoes, so they don't spoil. As you can see, preparing recipes to take to school does not have to be complicated or elaborate. And if you take the time to think about your weekly menu, something I love to do, you'll have everything on hand to prepare tasty school lunches. Your children and you will be happy.

You can give it another flavor if you incorporate raisins or dried cherries.

Green or black olives go well in this salad.

Directions

  • 1 Preheat broil. Combine the zucchini, asparagus, onion, garlic, mushrooms and tomatoes in a casserole. Season with salt, pepper, dried oregano and olive oil. Broil cooking until vegetables are tender and have lightly browned edges.
  • 2 Meanwhile, boil a pot of water with salt. Add the pasta and follow the cooking time recommended on the box. Drain.
  • 3 Fry the cheese on both sides in a nonstick skillet. Set aside.
  • 4 Combine the pasta with the vegetables. Stir in cheese and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

The summer flew by and it is time to return to school, which means planning lunch boxes and all that our children need to devote themselves to schoolwork. When my children were young I found it very convenient to plan menus in advance, both for home and for school lunches. This helped me organize my weekly shopping and allows me to prepare some dishes in advance. For example, if we had a BBQ on Sunday or baked chicken, I would take the opportunity to prepare these vegetables to combine with pasta and cheese to make a delicious salad for lunch the next day. With a main dish and many vegetables, I just had to add a yogurt and some fruit. To drink, lemonade or ice cold chicha morada, and voila: a healthy, complete and easy meal to prepare. The great advantage of this recipe is its flexibility, since you can use any vegetable you have on hand or your children's favorite. If they are carnivores, you can incorporate bits of roast chicken or a mini meatballs or turkey. This salad can be eaten hot or at room temperature, but given the high temperatures that occur in some places to recommend you refrigerate the vegetables, especially tomatoes, so they don't spoil. As you can see, preparing recipes to take to school does not have to be complicated or elaborate. And if you take the time to think about your weekly menu, something I love to do, you'll have everything on hand to prepare tasty school lunches. Your children and you will be happy.

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 10, 2015

The summer flew by and it is time to return to school, which means planning lunch boxes and all that our children need to devote themselves to schoolwork. When my children were young I found it very convenient to plan menus in advance, both for home and for school lunches. This helped me organize my weekly shopping and allows me to prepare some dishes in advance. For example, if we had a BBQ on Sunday or baked chicken, I would take the opportunity to prepare these vegetables to combine with pasta and cheese to make a delicious salad for lunch the next day. With a main dish and many vegetables, I just had to add a yogurt and some fruit. To drink, lemonade or ice cold chicha morada, and voila: a healthy, complete and easy meal to prepare. The great advantage of this recipe is its flexibility, since you can use any vegetable you have on hand or your children's favorite. If they are carnivores, you can incorporate bits of roast chicken or a mini meatballs or turkey. This salad can be eaten hot or at room temperature, but given the high temperatures that occur in some places to recommend you refrigerate the vegetables, especially tomatoes, so they don't spoil. As you can see, preparing recipes to take to school does not have to be complicated or elaborate. And if you take the time to think about your weekly menu, something I love to do, you'll have everything on hand to prepare tasty school lunches. Your children and you will be happy.