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Spaghetti salad recipe

Spaghetti salad recipe

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This is like a classic pasta salad but made more fun with spaghetti. It's super quick to rustle up, perfect for hungry kids! See method

  • Serves 2
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 272 calories / serving


  • 100g Hearty Food Co. spaghetti
  • 100g Grower’s Harvest frozen sweetcorn
  • 2 tbsp lighter than light mayonnaise
  • 2 slices Eastman’s cooked ham, roughly chopped
  • ½ red pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cucumber, finely chopped
  • 6 Nightingale farms cherry tomatoes, quartered
If you haven't got spaghetti, try using linguine instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    4g 5%
  • Saturates

    1g 3%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    0.4g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 50.5g Protein 12.2g Fibre 4.8g


  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add the spaghetti and cook for 15 mins, add the sweetcorn for the final 5 mins of cooking. Drain into a colander or sieve, then run under a cold tap and leave to drip-dry for 2 mins before returning to the pan off the heat. 
  2. Mix the mayonnaise and freshly ground black pepper together until evenly combined, then mix through the spaghetti with the ham, pepper, cucumber and tomatoes.

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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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