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Rainbow pasta salad

This easy rainbow pasta salad is healthier and tastier than shop-bought versions. Prepping at home will also save you a few pennies on your lunch break

Serves 1

Prep Time 15 min

Cooking Time 10 min


  • 50g penne
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 80g sweetcorn
  • 50g spinach or rocket
  • 100g cooked chicken breast, sliced

For the dressing

  • 20g pesto
  • Juice ½ lemon


  1. Cook the penne according to the pack instructions, then drain and cool. Mix the dressing ingredients with 1tbsp water.
  2. Arrange the pasta in a serving bowl with the pepper, tomato, celery, sweetcorn, spinach or rocket and the cooked chicken. Drizzle over the pesto dressing.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE by using gluten-free pasta.

MAKE IT VEGGIE by swapping chicken for 2 cooked and sliced veggie sausages.

Nutrition per serving

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531kcal 41g 22g 2.6g 8.7g 8.4g 0.6g 166mg 47g 3.4mg

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