Ranch pasta salad

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Ranch pasta salad
Ranch pasta salad
  • Serves: 6

  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Colourful ranch pasta salad is packed with flavour, made with pancetta, corn and herby mayo dressing but still comes in at just 280 calories per serving. It's a filling salad, perfect as a BBQ side or as packed lunch.


  • 100ml buttermilk
  • 1tbsp soured cream
  • 1tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1tbsp chopped parsley, chives, tarragon or dill 1tsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 2 corn on the cob
  • 1tsp oil
  • 120g cubed pancetta
  • 250g pasta, cooked
  • 3 spring onions, chopped

Leftover chicken from your roast dinner? Serve it cold on top of this delicious salad.


  1. In a bowl, mix together the buttermilk, soured cream, mayo, herbs, vinegar and garlic.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the corn in the oil, until charred on all sides. Set aside to cool. Add the pancetta to the pan and fry until crisp. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
  3. To serve, slice the corn from the cob and mix together with the pasta, pancetta, spring onion and herby dressing.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 280(kcal)
  • Fat 10.0g
  • Saturates 3.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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