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Perfect Pasta Salad

Perfect Pasta Salad

Pasta Salads make great finger foods for weaning babies and are ideal as a healthy lunch for children. Cook a little extra pasta for dinner the night before and create a delicious pasta salad lunch for the next day. We have put together 2 delicious combinations below to help you get into the swing of things now that school is back.

Cook time: 8 minutes
Makes: 6 Adult portions

Cucumber, Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad

300g dried pasta of your choice
¼ cucumber finely diced
2 large tomatoes finely diced
3 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
Handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water as per the packets instructions.
  2. In a small pan heat the oil, garlic and vinegar for 2-3 minutes until infused.
  3. Once the pasta has finished cooking, strain off the water and mix in the oil mix while still warm.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, cucumber and basil mix thoroughly and enjoy!

Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Corn Pasta Salad

300g dried pasta of your choice
3 red peppers, halved with seeds removed
½ cup of mozzarella cheese
8 oz sweet corn
2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water as per the packets instructions.
  2. Once the pasta has finished cooking –stain and drizzle with olive oil– set aside to cool.
  3. Turn on the grill in your oven, place the peppers skin side up on a grilling rack and grill on high until the skin has gone completely black.
  4. Once the skins are charred remove from the grill and place into a zip lock bag.
  5. Allow the peppers to cook fully before removing from the bag. The skins should easily slide off, remove and slice the peppers.
  6. In a large bowl combine the pasta, peppers, sweetcorn and cheese.

Weaning and Storage
6 months+ - Introduce as a finger food for baby to pick up and self feed.

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