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Houmous pasta salad with cucumber, tomatoes and carrots recipe

Houmous pasta salad with cucumber, tomatoes and carrots recipe

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This quick and easy lunch is vegan! Pasta is coated in lemon-infused houmous and mixed with an assortment of colourful veggies for the ultimate kid-friendly lunch. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 353 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 110g Hearty Food Co. penne pasta
  • 100g houmous
  • ½ lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 salad tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 10g coriander, finely chopped
  • ¼ cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated
If you haven't got penne, try using fusilli or another short pasta

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    1g 5%
  • Sugars

    10g 12%
  • Salt

    0.5g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 56.7g Protein 10.5g Fibre 7.9g


1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook for 12-15 mins until cooked through. Drain and rinse under a cold tap, then shake off as much water as possible.

2. Return the pasta to the pan. Add the houmous, lemon juice and zest, tomato, spring onion, coriander, cucumber, carrot and a grind of black pepper, then stir to combine.

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Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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