Healthy pasta salad

    Find lots of light, yet filling pasta salads, packed with vegetables, fish and lean chicken that have a healthier twist than the norm!

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    70 reviews

    A delightful summer pasta salad. Lime-tomato dressing with minced chillies gives it a kick.

    Recipe by: JEFFANDREW

    2 reviews

    This dish is perfect for those warm summer days when the last thing you want to do is eat a warm meal. It's easy, cheap, and very refreshing.

    Recipe by: itsjackystabler

    2 reviews

    A light but tasty recipe. Pasta, tuna, and lots of vegetables are dressed with a little lemon juice in this colourful salad.

    Recipe by: CookWithAnna

    1 review

    Grilled vegetables are delicious with chunky pasta in a tangy dressing. Serve this salad as a light lunch or offer it as an accompaniment for grilled poultry or meat, when it will serve 6 or 8.

    Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

    208 reviews

    All of the light and fragrant flavours of Asian cuisine with loads of fresh veg and the sweet citrus tang of mandarin oranges make this chicken pasta salad a truly beautiful, nutritious and delicious main for lunch or a light dinner!

    Recipe by: KATRINP

    1 review

    A delicious and healthy recipe, with wholegrain pasta, sun dried tomatoes and cucumber, that can be used as a starter and even as a main dish!

    Recipe by: Sweetdreamer

    24 reviews

    I cooked some farfalle and tossed with some sautéed vegetables. A simple and delicious side dish. It also keeps well and can be eaten cold as a pasta salad. Add more veggies as you wish!

    Recipe by: Susan

    26 reviews

    This is a light summery pasta salad that I love because the flavours go so well together. Lemon juice and a drizzle of good olive oil finish everything off nicely. It does taste best when chilled for 1 or 2 hours.

    Recipe by: Myra

    No reviews

    With its typical Chinese flavours – ginger, sesame, soy sauce and rice vinegar – this salad makes a delectable lunch or supper dish. It is very nutritious as most of the vegetables are raw. For the best effect, cut the pepper, carrot and spring onions about the same thickness as the noodles.

    Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

    No reviews

    The dressing for this simple, colourful salad has a sweet-sour flavour, which perfectly complements the lightly cooked courgette, tuna, tomatoes and al dente pasta. Serve the salad cool, but not chilled, or try it while it is still warm. Mini pitta bread is good served alongside, to mop up the dressing.

    Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

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