Healthy green bean & penne salad

Make a tasty, nutritious pasta salad with a healthy tomato and basil dressing for your lunchbox. This quick, easy veggie meal boasts three of your 5-a-day!

How to make our green bean & penne salad:

  • Chop 1 large red onion and cut 160g green beans into short lengths.
  • Boil 75g wholemeal penne in a pan of water for 5 minutes.
  • Add the beans and onions to the pan, return to the boil and cook for 5 mins more, then drain.
  • Meanwhile, chop 2 tomatoes and add to a bowl with 1 tbsp rapeseed oil, 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar and half a small pack of basil (saving a couple of leaves). Blitz with a hand-blender to make a dressing.
  • Tip the pasta and beans into the dressing, add 4 chopped Kalamanta olives and mix well. Allow to cool.
  • Spoon into lunchboxes and top with the remaining basil leaves and a handful of rocket leaves. This can be chilled for up to one day ahead.
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