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Picnic pasta salad

Picnic pasta salad

Whether you take it on a picnic or in your lunchbox, this is a perfect quick pasta salad.


Preparation method

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain the pasta, rinse in cold water and tip into a large bowl.

  2. Add the halved tomatoes to the pasta and sprinkle with sea salt. Add the olives, feta and spinach and drizzle with the lemon olive oil. Add the pine nuts and basil and toss gently before serving.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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