Summer's Gone Salad!

Sunshine pasta

Despite the rubbish weather, bring the summer to your plate with this delicious pasta salad.


1/2 butternut squash

1 yellow pepper

1 red pepper

1 courgette

2 sweet potatoes

2 large cloves of garlic

1 sprig of rosemary, thyme and a few sage leaves

Black pepper

Rapeseed oil (or other oil suitable for roasting)

200g small tomatoes

Small handful of fresh basil leaves

Pasta, cooked

Nutrition: Cooking tomatoes increases the amount of an important antioxidant called Lycopene. Antioxidants are used to protect our cells from damage and keep us healthy.


Preheat the oven to 180ºc

Cut all the veg to similar size chunks, leave skin on.

Put in roasted tin and drizzle with oil and a cracking of black pepper

Add the herbs and mix well

Roast for 30 minutes

Add the tomatoes and roast for a further 10 minutes

Remove from oven, add the torn basil leaves, some more black pepper and the pasta

Remove the garlic and squeeze the flesh over the vegetable/pasta mix

Mix well and serve with grated cheese