Easy pasta salad

Easy pasta salad

This recipe is courtesy of BBC GoodFood.


  • 85g/3oz pasta, such as penne or conchiglie
  • ½ unwaxed lemon, finely grated zest, and juice
  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp olive oil, ideally extra virgin
  • ¼ cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • 100g/3½oz cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 15g/½oz fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 60g/2¼oz feta, crumbled (optional)
  • handful pitted black olives (optional)
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook the pasta in a pan to boil, make sure that the pan is a saucepan. Use saltwater as per the packet instructions.
  2. Whisk together the lemon zest and juice, red onion, oil, and some peppers while the pasta is cooking in the pan.

  3. Once the pasta is done, drain the pasta in a colander and run it under a cold tap until cooled.
  4. Stir the dressing, cucumber, tomatoes, basil, feta, and olives, if using, into the pasta and serve.

Banner and Image Credit: BBC

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