Healthy Pasta Salad

Healthy Pasta Salad

Who wants to make a beautiful, nutritious and filling lunch that's perfect for work or on the go? Give this pasta salad a go! It's quick to make, delicious warm or cold, and you can even add leftovers to it.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Keyword: pasta, salad, tofu
Servings: 1 person

Ingredients

  • 100 g pasta (cooked - choose wholewheat, lentil or brown rice pasta for extra health points)
  • 0.5 package tofu (cubed, tossed in soy sauce and baked for 15 mins)
  • 1 small grated carrot
  • Handful chopped spinach
  • Handful seeds I like pumpkin, sesame and sunflower
  • 0.25 chopped cucumber
  • Dressing - 1 tbsp tahini, 1 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp olive oil, whisked and thinned out with water

Instructions

  • Simply mix all of your ingredients in a large bowl.

Notes

You can sub out the tofu for tempeh, Quorn chicken pieces or a dollop of houmous if preferred. Also feel free to add other favourite salad items to this versatile dish!
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100 g white sugar⁠
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