Mediterranean Pasta Salad

You will need

300g Napolina Whole Wheat Fusilli – you can swap this for 50/50 Penne or Red Lentil Pasta 
2 tablespoons Napolina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 x 400g can of Napolina Spicy Bean Salad
45g Napolina Green Olives
2 tablespoons Napolina Balsamic Vinegar
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1 garlic clove, finely diced
1 yellow pepper, finely diced
300g cherry tomatoes
Handful of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
½ lemon
Black Pepper


1 Bring a large pan of water to the boil, season with salt.

2 Add 300g of wholewheat fusilli pasta and cook until al dente. Meanwhile, finely dice 1 yellow pepper.

3 Slice 2 spring onions. Finely dice 1 clove of garlic.

4 Finely chop a handful of flat leaf parsley.

5 Halve 300g of cherry tomatoes and 45g of green olives.

6 Drain the pasta, rinse with cold water and transfer to a large serving dish.

7 Add 1 can of spicy bean salad. Mix well, then add the tomatoes, yellow pepper, olives, spring onions and mix together.

8 In a separate bowl combine 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, black pepper and the chopped garlic.

9 Add the juice of half a lemon, then stir well.

10 Add the chopped parsley to the pasta followed by the dressing and mix well.

11 Serve with some more chopped parsley.

Recipe courtesy of Napolina