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Cold spelt pasta salad

A delicious and healthy lunch for work or a quick nutritious dinner
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 1
Author: Petra Kravos

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/3 cucumber
  • a handful of plum or cherry tomatoes
  • some roughly chopped radishes
  • 6 pitted black olives sliced
  • a sprinkle of pine nuts
  • flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 50 g spelt pasta
  • water
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper if required

Instructions

  • Fill a medium-sized saucepan with enough water to cook your pasta in, add some salt and bring to boil. Add spelt pasta and cook for around 8-10 minutes depending on how firm you want it to be.
  • While pasta is cooking prepare the vegetables. Chop cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, radishes and black olives. Also, chop some parsley to have it ready for later. Keep it separate.
  • Add all the vegetables apart from parsley to a medium size bowl and pour over the dressing which you made of olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Once the pasta is ready, drain and cool by running cold water over it.
  • Combine pasta and salad in a bowl and when serving add chopped parsley and pine nuts on top. Delicious and healthy dinner or lunch ready in less than 30 minutes!

Notes

You can make this extra delicious by adding some feta or goat's cheese on top.
You could experiment with vegetables you use in this pasta salad, so you could try adding spinach, grated carrots and even chopped courgettes.