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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

Medium effort


  • 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


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


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.


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.