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Mediterranean pasta salad

Serves 3

Prep 15 minutes Cook 10 minutes

This makes a great packed lunch. With all the Mediterranean flavours, it's a nice alternative to sandwiches.


225g dried pasta shapes

10 cherry tomatoes, quartered

10 black olives, sliced quarter cucumber, chopped half red onion, thinly sliced

40g Feta cheese, crumbled

15g pine nuts, toasted

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

handful basil leaves


1. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions. Drain and refresh under cold water.

2. Toss the pasta together with the remaining ingredients and serve.

Chefs tips


• To toast pine nuts, add them to a dry frying pan over a medium heat, mix regularly for a couple of minutes until starting to brown then remove from pan immediately to stop them cooking further.


• For a gluten-free version, replace the pasta with a tin of chickpeas.

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This recipe is courtesy of diabetes UK.

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