Healthy Pasta Salad

Ever just want a lunch that isn’t a sandwich?

Me too! I love to make a big batch of cold pasta every few weeks and keep it refrigerated for those busy days. This healthy pasta salad is quick to throw together, plus lasts 3-4 days in the fridge.

I’ve also taken this dish out to picnics and family get-togethers. It’s always a hit!

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


  • 50 g pasta (dry - choose wholewheat, lentil or brown rice pasta)
  • 0.5 package tofu
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 small grated carrot
  • Handful chopped spinach
  • Handful seeds I like pumpkin, sesame and sunflower
  • 0.25 chopped cucumber
  • 6 baby tomatoes
  • Dressing - 1 tbsp tahini, 1 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp olive oil, whisked and thinned out with water


  • Prepare your tofu by cutting into small cubes, tossing in soy sauce / tamari and baking for 20 mins at 200oC.
  • Whilst tofu bakes, cook pasta according to package instructions. Allow to drain, rinse and cool.
  • You can also make your dressing and chop veggies now.
  • Now, simply mix all of your ingredients in a large bowl.


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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