Turkey Pasta Salad
Children love this salad with moist chunks of turkey and pasta shapes in a delicious dressing and it only takes minutes to prepare. You can prepare this the night before and then toss with the dressing in the morning and put it in a small plastic container with a lid in your child’s lunchbox.
It’s good idea to buy an insulated lunch box. Lunchboxes left in a warm place can become a breeding ground for germs. To keep your child’s lunchbox cool, buy a mini ice pack or freezer gel packs which can be frozen overnight. Buy a couple of ice packs so that you will always have one in the freezer. Alternatively freeze a carton or plastic bottle of juice overnight. The frozen drink will help keep food cool and will have defrosted by lunchtime.
50g pasta shape
Honey and Soy Dressing
3 tbsp light olive oil
Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Meanwhile, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. Put the chopped turkey, gem lettuce, sweetcorn, tomatoes and spring (green) onion into a bowl together with the drained pasta and toss with the dressing.
MAKES 2 PORTIONS