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Pasta salad on lettuce recipe

This fresh pasta salad is easy to prepare and will be on the table in no time.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Serves 4

Nutritional information

Per serving (1/4 recipe)

  • 690 kJ / 165kcal
  • 10g protein
  • 16g carbohydrate, of which 11g sugars
  • 7g fat, of which 2g saturates
  • 1g fibre
  • 1g salt
A plate of pasta salad with tomatoes, cucumber and spring onions, on a bed of lettuce


  • 200g dried pasta shapes or spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • quarter of a cucumber cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sultanas (or raisins)
  • 2 handfuls lettuce leaves
  • 75g reduced-fat hard cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 3 spring onions, sliced


  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.