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Pasta salad on lettuce recipe

A plate of pasta salad on a bed of lettuce

Prep time
10 mins

Cooking time
12 mins

Effort
Medium effort

Serves
4

  • 200 g dried pasta shapes or spaghetti
  • 3 tbsp low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sultanas (or raisins)
  • 2 handfuls lettuce leaves
  • 75g reduced-fat hard cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis, per serving (1/4 recipe)

  • 690 kJ / 165kcal
  • 10g protein
  • 16g carbohydrate, of which 11g sugars
  • 7g fat, of which 2g saturates
  • 1g fibre
  • 430mg sodium, equivalent to 1g salt

1

Cook the pasta following the instructions on the packet, then drain and rinse with cold water to cool it quickly. Drain well.

2

Mix together the yoghurt and mayonnaise in a salad bowl. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, raisins or sultanas, then stir in the pasta.

If reduced-fat mayonnaise is unavailable, use standard mayonnaise but add half the amount and top up with low-fat yoghurt.

3

Serve each portion on a lettuce leaf, and scatter the cheese cubes and spring onions on top.

Iceberg or cos lettuce have lovely crisp leaves – perfect for this salad.