Have you discovered the pasta salad in a jar trend yet? If so, you’re going to want to add this recipe to your rotation. If not, do yourself a favor and make this one to bring in for lunches this week. Once you do, it will become a staple on your weekly lunch menu! After you make this pasta salad in a jar, please feel free to share the recipe with family and friends on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter!
Make the dressing by combining the pesto, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, olive oil, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Divide the cooked pasta evenly between two jars and layer the sliced, grilled (or roasted) zucchini over the pasta. Pour pesto mixture evenly between the jars and top with cubes of Cabot Tomato Basil Cheddar Cheese (or Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese).
Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before enjoying, allow jars to come to room temperature and shake well to coat pasta. This keeps fresh for an entire week, giving you two delicious, healthy lunches. Now you just have to figure out what you’re eating for lunch on the other days! We’ll help you out! For another healthy lunch option that’s full of flavor, try our Southwest Chopped Salad!
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2 tablespoons pesto
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 cups cooked pasta
2 zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise and grilled or roasted
2 ounces Cabot Tomato Basil Cheddar or Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar , cut into small cubes
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Prep: 7 mins | Cook: 12 mins | Total: 19 mins
COMBINE pesto, seasoning, salt, oil, juice and vinegar in a small bowl. Divide pasta evenly among two jars. Slice zucchini halves into half-moon pieces; layer over pasta. Pour pesto mixture evenly between both jars; top with cheese cubes. Store in refrigerator.
SERVE when ready; allow jars to come to room temperature. Shake well to coat pasta.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Regan Jones.