Favourite pasta salad

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

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

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:12 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 292
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 51g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 10g
  • salt 0.02g


  • 250g pasta shapes
  • 140g frozen peas
  • pack parsley, chopped
  • small pack chives, snipped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • extra ingredients (see ideas below)


Non-vegan variations

1. Add chunks of ham, salami or leftover cooked chicken. 2. Flake in hot-smoked salmon or smoked mackerel. 3. Add sundried tomatoes, olives or roasted peppers. 4. Top with crisp bacon.


  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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