One morning I needed to throw together a healthy lunch to bring with me to work. After surveying my options in the fridge, I decided to throw together this pasta salad. The serving is for one person as a meal but you could expand it to fit your needs as a perfect spring meal or side dish. I had it warm because I used frozen vegetables but it would be equally as delicious served cold! Feel free to utilize whatever vegetables you have on hand!
Spring Pasta Salad
- 1 serving cooked brown rice pasta
- 1/2c black beans
- 1c frozen spinach
- 1/3c frozen bell pepper strips
- 1/8c peas
- 1T Parmesan cheese (optional)
- 1T Annie’s Green Garlic salad dressing
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine the pasta, beans, and vegetables and stir. Heat mixture in microwave for 1-2 minutes. Top with salad dressing, salt, and pepper and mix again. Top with a sprinkle of cheese (optional). Enjoy!
This was the perfect meal to refuel from an intense workout at the gym – it’s full of healthy carbs, fat, and protein! It also didn’t leave me searching for something else after my meal. All around, this was one accidentally amazing lunch!