Why reinvent the wheel? The classic combination of yoghurt, fresh mint and cucumber work really well in this hassle free, easy to prepare, low FODMAP recipe.Fibro Food Fairy
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• Dairy free
• Egg free
• Gluten free
• Nut free
• Soya free
• Refined sugar free
If preparing as a main meal serve with some crusty bread rolls and top with some chopped walnuts (optional). Alternatively, for a lighter meal replace the pasta with cooked green beans or fresh salad leaves.
This salad, like most salads is best when eaten fresh, otherwise the salad leaves and fresh herbs may not be at their best.
Low FODMAP tuna pasta salad bowl with fresh mint
The classic combination of yoghurt, fresh mint and cucumber work really well in this hassle free, easy to prepare, low FODMAP recipe.
- 70g gluten free pasta shapes, such as fusilli or penne (see FIBRO FOOD FAIRY TIP)
- ½ tin tuna in water or olive oil, drained
- 4cm cucumber
- 2 radishes
- 3 tablespoons dairy free yoghurt, I prefer Koko
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon capers
- A small handful fresh mint, finely chopped
- Salt-and-pepper to taste
- Lemon juice
Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions (see FIBRO FOOD FAIRY TIP). Drain and rinse in cold water and set aside until needed.
Half the cucumber and chop with the radishes into a small dice. In a separate bowl mix the dairy free yoghurt and mayonnaise. Grate the remaining cucumber, squeeze out its juices and mix through the yoghurt and mayonnaise.
Add the capers, mint and seasoning. Finally add the cooked pasta and stir to combine.
Serve with more fresh mint and a squeeze of lemon juice.
FIBRO FOOD FAIRY TIP: buy quick cook pasta if you want to save time. You can also buy cooked pasta in vacuum pouches; always check the label for added artificial ingredients and preservatives. FIBRO FOOD FAIRY TIP: for a lighter meal replace the pasta with cooked green beans or green salad leaves, fresh spinach works particularly well.