Happy New Year!! School and work have kicked back into gear, and that got me thinking about meal prep and easy recipes. My go to for busy days is always a simple pasta salad. I plan to keep posting work friendly food options, and this is the first recipe to kick off another busy year! This recipe is beyond easy and full of flavour.



  • 2 cups of pasta (I used gemelli, penne and bowtie work well too)
  • 5 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 cup of chopped spinach
  • Dash of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil

Makes 4 servings


  1. Boil pasta in salted water for the amount of time directed on packaging, al dente is best for pasta salads.IMG_6277.jpg
  2. Drain pasta and put a generous coat of olive oil on noodles so they don’t stick, let cool for about 10 minutes and then transfer to a large bowl.IMG_6276.jpg
  3. Add the veggies into the bowl along with salt and pepper, then mix.IMG_6273.jpg
  4. Simply add all other spices and toss together with a spoon. If desired, you can add cheese or a protein in this step as well.
  5. Refrigerate the salad and portion it out for future quick meals!IMG_6272.jpg

I hope this recipe is helpful while you get back into the swing of things this month! This particular pasta salad is vegan, but adding a protein like chicken or any type of cheese would also be super tasty. Hope you enjoy the recipe!



Author: caitiescues

Hi, I'm Caitie! I'm 22 and I love all things beauty, fashion, and food related.

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