Mixed Pepper & Tomato Pasta Salad

This pasta salad works as either a healthy lunch or tasty BBQ accompaniment, and can be made in only ten minutes. It’s also great for using up any leftover pasta as the mix of textures can be really fun.


What You Need

  • Any kind of pasta
  • 3 peppers, diced (any colour)
  • Half a cucumber, diced
  • Olive oil

For the sauce:

  • Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Generous handful of fresh basil or 2 tsps of dried
  • Tbsp Worcester sauce

What You Do

  • Cook & drain the pasta, and drizzle with olive oil to prevent it sticking together
  • Prepare veg
  • Heat a little more oil in a small saucepan and fry the onion & garlic until softened
  • Add the basil, tomatoes & Worcester sauce and simmer for a couple of mins
  • Add the veg and sauce to the pasta and toss well


 Tips & Tags

*healthy halo/under 30 mins/perfect for kids*

  • My son also loves this for lunch as an alternative to sandwiches
  • Feel free to add any vegetables you like – sweetcorn would be great
  • This sauce is a great basic tomato sauce to be used in lots of other recipes

For more easy family recipe ideas, check out the Recipe Roundup page.

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