I should have made this during my week of eating 7 fruits and vegetables a day! A surprising hit with my youngster who's normally a bit of a salad dodger. Substitute the dressing for mayonnaise or a mayo / yogurt mix if you prefer.
90g, 3oz Wholewheat pasta (use regular if you prefer)
90g, 3oz Frozen sweetcorn
100g, 3.5oz Smoked bacon, chopped
90g, 3oz Cucumber, chopped
A handful of cherry tomatoes or baby plum tomatoes
1/2 Ripe avocado
1 tbsp Yogurt (I used low fat)
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
2 tsp Olive oil
(Or alternatively use 2 tbsp mayonnaise mixed with 2 tbsp low fat yogurt)
Cook the pasta following pack instructions, add the sweetcorn into the boiling water for the last 2 minutes.
Once cooked drain and refresh (rinse) under cold running water until cold.
Cook the bacon in a non stick pan without adding any fat until cooked and slightly browned. Allow to cool.
Mix the pasta, sweetcorn and bacon together and add chopped cucumber and tomatoes.
Mix the yogurt and lemon juice then gradually whisk in the oil. Peel and cube the avocado then toss in the dressing so it doesn't go brown. Mix the avocado and dressing in with the pasta salad and serve. Add seasoning if liked for adults.