Work From Home Pasta Salad | Tasty, Easy & Lasts the Week

by | Sep 15, 2022

lunches for working at home

Easy Pasta Salad with Perfect Balance of Tangy, Sweet & a Tiny Bit Spicy

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Why do I think about lunch SO HARD when I work from home? Today I couldn’t get pasta salad out of my mind. So I made one using the frozen veggies I had. I love it with our organic La Dulce Vita seasoning, which basically tastes like really good Italian sausage sans the sausage, but you could use any seasoning you like.


  • Author: Meaghan Thomas
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: lunch
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian



(double this recipe if you’re making for the week)

  • 1/2 of a 1lb box of orecchiette (or any pasta you have on hand)
  • 34 handfuls of your favorite frozen veggies (I used a handful of frozen peas + half a bag of Trader Joe’s Soycutash, which has edamame, red bell peppers and corn)
  • 12 handfuls of cherry tomatoes, quartered or halved (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons La Dulce Vita seasoning (or any seasoning of your choice)
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1.5 teaspoons white vinegar (or regular)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup pasta water


  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Strain —save 1 cup of pasta water— then toss with olive oil & let cool in a large bowl.
  2. Cook frozen veggies according to stovetop directions. Set aside & cool.
  3. Put tomatoes in a medium-low hot pan with 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Cook for about 4-6 minutes until medium soft, set aside to cool.
  4. Make sauce: Whisk together: Sour cream, mayo, vinegar, sugar, pasta water & La Dulce seasoning.
  5. Pour veggies, sauce and tomatoes over the pasta. Stir and sprinkle more La Dulce seasoning in if desired. I think it tastes its best when it sits in fridge for a few hours. Makes fabulous leftovers for lunch through the week!


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