Favourite pasta salad

Favourite pasta salad

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Makes 4 portions

A low-fat, zesty salad, perfect for a summer lunchbox - vary with your favourite ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal292
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.02g
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  • 250g pasta shapes (use vegan-friendly dried pasta)



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 140g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • pack parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • small pack chives, snipped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Cook the pasta, adding the peas for final 2 mins cooking time. Drain, rinse with cold water to cool, then drain again. Tip into a bowl with the chopped herbs, lemon zest and juice, olive oil and plenty of seasoning and mix well. Cover and chill, spooning out portions as and when. If you're making this for one person, by days 3 and 4 you'll need to stir in a little olive oil or something creamy to loosen the pasta.

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4th Aug, 2019
This is a great lunchbox salad - I've added in some roasted courgette and usually add some feta. Very fresh and tasty.
4th May, 2015
i want to cook this with my friend. and i have some more ideas about this. well we're gonna change pack parsley to brocoli and chives to other vegetable. we change it cause we can't find in market. is it okay? actually i wanna make beef pasta salad. we will make mozarella beef.. and i just need ur opinion, do you think it will be yummy. well the other recipes will me the same. please comment my comment. thx
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8th Aug, 2013
Good and easy recipe put some cherries tomatoes on it :)
19th Jul, 2013
This pasta salad is perfect for a simple summer supper when it's too hot to cook. I added halved cherry tomatoes and bottled, roasted red pepper. Will be making it again
15th Jun, 2012
Delicious! A very good base recipe for using what you have at hand. I added avocado and cherry tomatoes. A wonderful lunch!
5th Mar, 2012
This is a really quick and simple pasta salad. Great for whipping up something for lunch when there's not much around the house.
5th Jan, 2012
very nice, tried it for lunch and added stir fried peppers and chorizo to give it a bit of sweetness, enjoyable.
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