Kids and adults alike will love this pizza-inspired pasta salad packed with protein, whole grains, fresh mozzarella and bell peppers.
You already know my boys are pretty much obsessed with hummus (they eat it with a spoon – who needs pita chips?) but I couldn’t wait to let them dig into this fun new flavor. It tastes like your favorite spaghetti sauce – think oregano, garlic and basil.
In honor of back-to-school, I created a 5-ingredient pizza pasta salad packed with veggies and tiny mozzarella balls for tiny hands. As always, I used whole wheat pasta because it adds an extra boost of protein and fiber. This powerful one-two punch of protein and fiber takes longer to digest and doesn’t cause a mid-afternoon sugar crash.
What are your favorite lunches for back to school? This is our first year sending our oldest to preschool and while he doesn’t need to pack a lunch yet, I want to be sure to give him the best fuel possible.
I know I’m going to blink and he’ll be heading off to high school. Hold me.
Your fork is waiting.
5-Ingredient Pizza Pasta Salad
- 8 ounces short-cut whole wheat pasta cooked according to package directions (i.e. fusilli,penne, etc.)
- 4 ounces mozzarella bocconcini
- 2 Sabra Hummus Singles
- 1/2 cup red bell peppers diced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss until pasta is evenly coated with the hummus.
- Serve warm, room temperature or chilled.
Disclosure: I am honored to be a paid Sabra Tastemaker. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
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