Refreshing Pasta Salad

Refreshing Pasta Salad

This Refreshing Pasta Salad is just the thing you need on a Summer afternoon! Whether you’re planning a picnic, a barbecue, or a light and healthy meal, this salad is your ticket to a refreshing and delightful meal!


  • 225 g pasta of choice (Spirals are best!)
  • 1 ½ cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 cups red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1 can (approx. 425g) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped

Creamy Herb Ranch:

  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard


1. Cook your pasta.

2. Prep the veggies — chop the celery, halve the cherry tomatoes and chop the fresh dill. Rinse and drain the chickpeas.

3. To make the hemp seed ranch, blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.

4. Strain the pasta and add to a large mixing bowl. Toss with the dressing, veggies and chickpeas. Garnish with fresh dill.

5. Serve and enjoy!

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