Goat’s cheese pasta salad


Serves 4


For the dressing:

  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Salt and black pepper


For the salad:

  • 320g fusilli or other short pasta
  • 300g green beans, ends trimmed
  • 120g goat’s cheese, crumbled
  • ½ a red onion, thinly sliced
  • 30g sun-dried tomatoes, drained of their oil
  • 250g rocket


  1. In a bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta to al dente according to package instructions. Rinse under cold water, then drain well.
  3. Blanch the green beans in boiling water for two minutes, then drain and plunge into a bowl of iced water until cold. Drain well.
  4. In a large serving bowl, toss the pasta and green beans together with the goat’s cheese, red onion and sun-dried tomatoes.
  5. Just before serving, stir in the rocket, pour over the dressing and toss to coat.


Per serving: 582kcals, 23.8g fat (9.3g saturated), 73.7g carbs, 8.4g sugars, 23.1g protein, 7.2g fibre, 0.213g sodium


If you like, you can use three tablespoons of the sun-dried tomato oil in the dressing, in place of the extra-virgin.


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