Summer Fruit Quinoa Salad
Can you tell that summer is my FAVORITE?
Lunch does not have to be $7 out of your pocket every day… or 99 cents out of your pocket for a processed frozen meal that’s probably not to great for you (though I’ve definitely consumed a few of these in my day).
Plus, I find that I really look forward to my lunch when it’s something I’ve made. But that also means planning ahead… which I’m not always good at.
That’s why I try to come up with simple salads, pastas and sandwiches that I can whip up without too much trouble. This week, two of my lunches have been this simple pasta salad, that has six whole ingredients:
Make about 3/4 cup of dry macaroni, or if you use another short pasta, maybe a little more. That will give you about two servings.
For the dressing, eyeball about a tablespoon each of mayo and pesto, and then use a few tablespoons of milk to thin it out and mix well.
Dress so everything is coated just a little. Are you hungry yet?
Package to take to work. Look how yummy that looks! Lunchtime is even better when you’re really looking forward to a fresh meal you made yourself. Pasta salad is nothing fancy, but I could eat pounds of it.