When I'm rushed for lunch, I want something fast but filling. So, I like to throw together a pasta salad as a side dish for dinner and make enough to get me through several lunches. No exact measurements here. Just use as much or as little as you like.
Pasta (I like tri-color rotini for visual appeal but you can use any kind of pasta)
Chopped green onions or chopped red onions
Chopped green and/or red peppers
Cherry or grape tomatoes sliced in half or quartered
Sliced Pepperoni (I usually quarter it, too) or you could substitute chopped ham or bacon
Sliced black olives and/or any other veggies of your choice (broccoli, celery, shredded or grated carrots)
Shredded or cubed cheeses of your choice.
Your favorite Italian dressing (or whatever dressing you like. Be creative).
Cook the pasta, toss everything together, chill and you have a side dish for dinner and a filling lunch with the leftovers.
What's your favorite go-to fast lunch or dinner dish?