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Pasta Primavera Salad in a Jar

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This easy pasta primavera salad in a jar is a great meal prep recipe but it’s also an awesome recipe to share for parties and events! Try out this delicious and fresh pasta salad recipe.

Spring is such a wonderful time of year. Warm days, flowers, and the start of gardening . Fresh vegetables are not only healthy, they can help you save money too. Growing your own produce or visting your local farmer’s market will  be good for your wallet and your waistline.

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What do I need to make a pasta primavera jar salad?

Pasta Primavera is made up of mainly pasta and vegetables, with varying additional ingredients.

For this recipe we’ll be using the following ingredients but you can always. make changes or substitutions based on what you like or what you know your family will like! I also tend to switch things up based on the season and what is fresh from the farmers market.

We will used uncooked pasta, raw vegetables like carrots, mushrooms, squash, zucchini, bell peppers, broccoli, and snap peas, olive oil, grated parmesan, and garlic. You can add salt and pepper to taste when it’s finished!

What does Primavera mean?

Primavera is translated literally to “spring”. It’s usually used to describe a fresh spring/summer salad.

A close up view of the finished pasta in the jars ready to eat.

This awesome pasta salad fits the bill nicely since it’s loaded with fresh veggies and colorful pasta elements!

While it is generally served warm and this is probably technically an antipasto but we are going to call it Primavera for the sake of argument since it is made up of the types of crunchy spring veggies called for in the classic version!

This is a delicious and easy dish that is perfect for lunch or dinner. Low on calories and fat and high in flavor, this light dish is perfect for the warm days ahead.

Pack in mason jars in advance, in the morning grab it, and toss in your lunch box, for a filling and flavorful meal!

What else can I add to this pasta salad in a jar?

You could always add cooked chicken or ham to this recipe to have an all in one meal that you could serve hot or cold.

If you don’t have jars, you can store this recipe in a sealed bowl in the refrigerator.

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Dice vegetables into bite sized pieces. Boil pasta according to package directions, until tender.

Add vegetable bites to water and boil for 1-2 minutes.

Drain water from pasta and vegetables, immediately run cold water over to stop cooking.

This image shows the pasta salad being stirred and ready to be eaten just about!

Sautee olive oil and garlic for 2 minutes. 

Here we see the pasta salad being cooked and ready to be put into jars.

Stir in pasta and veggie bites, grated Parmesan, salt and pepper until heated through.

A bowl full of the finished pasta primavera salad ready to be put in jars.

Fill mason jar, and allow to cool. Place lid on top, store in fridge for up to 3 days.

Featured image showing the finished pasta primavera salad in a jar ready to take for lunch!

Printable pasta primavera salad in a jar recipe:

Yield: 4

Pasta Primavera Salad in a Jar

Featured image showing the finished pasta primavera salad in a jar ready to take for lunch!

This easy pasta primavera salad in a jar is a great meal prep recipe but it's also an awesome recipe to share for parties and events! Try out this delicious and fresh pasta salad recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked pasta
  • 1 cup fresh, raw vegetables- carrots, mushrooms, squash, zucchini, bell peppers, broccoli, snap peas.
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Dice vegetables into bite sized pieces.
  2. Boil pasta according to package directions, until tender.
  3. Add vegetable bites to water and boil for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Drain water from pasta and vegetables, immediately run cold water over to stop cooking.
  5. Saute olive oil and garlic for 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in pasta and veggie bites, grated Parmesan, salt and pepper until heated through.
  7. Fill mason jar, and allow to cool.
  8. Place lid on top, store in fridge for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 291Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 5mgSodium 212mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 10g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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Heather

Sunday 30th of August 2020

I would like to try this recipe, but the recipe does not appear at the end of the blog.

Meagen Brosius

Tuesday 1st of September 2020

Hi there! So sorry about that. We're always working on getting old posts updated and something definitely went astray during that process! Thanks for letting us know. It's fixed now so hopefully you can try it out! Enjoy!

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Crystal

Sunday 28th of August 2016

I love pasta salads! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty hope to see you back!

Mary Bostow

Saturday 27th of August 2016

Thank you for sharing at Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

Tana Mason

Tuesday 16th of August 2016

This is the best thing I have read all day!!!!! Looks simply delicious and amazing!! Please come on over and share your awesome stuff at our blog hops we have every Wednesday!! https://www.floydfamilyhomestead.com/

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