Classic Chinese chicken salad goes plant-based with this delicious vegan recipe. 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.

 

Tip: Pack the Chow Mein noodles in a small container in the lunchbox to be added right before eating to ensure optimal crunchiness!

Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad Bento Box

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    • Recipe CategoryLeftovers Repurposed, Make-Ahead Ideas, Non-Sandwich Ideas, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Servings 6 Prep Time 20minutes
Servings 6 Prep Time 20minutes
Classic Chinese chicken salad goes plant-based with this delicious vegan recipe. 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.   Tip: Pack the Chow Mein noodles in a small container in the lunchbox to be added right before eating to ensure optimal crunchiness!
Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces rotini pasta
  • 6 mini sweet peppers, sliced
  • 3 Sunkist® Delite® Mandarins, peeled, segmented
  • 3 River Fresh Farms green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups organicgirl baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup sesame ginger dressing
  • 1/4 cup Chow Mein noodles
Sides (per lunchbox)
Ingredients
  • 1 golden kiwi, peeled, sliced
  • 1/2 cup steamed edamame pods
Directions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  2. 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!)
  3. Serve with kiwi and edamame
Tags , , , , , , , , ,
    • Recipe CategoryLeftovers Repurposed, Make-Ahead Ideas, Non-Sandwich Ideas, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Servings 6 Prep Time 20minutes
Servings 6 Prep Time 20minutes
Classic Chinese chicken salad goes plant-based with this delicious vegan recipe. 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.   Tip: Pack the Chow Mein noodles in a small container in the lunchbox to be added right before eating to ensure optimal crunchiness!
Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces rotini pasta
  • 6 mini sweet peppers, sliced
  • 3 Sunkist® Delite® Mandarins, peeled, segmented
  • 3 River Fresh Farms green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups organicgirl baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup sesame ginger dressing
  • 1/4 cup Chow Mein noodles
Sides (per lunchbox)
Ingredients
  • 1 golden kiwi, peeled, sliced
  • 1/2 cup steamed edamame pods
Directions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  2. 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!)
  3. Serve with kiwi and edamame

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