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  • Writer's pictureJayne Avery

Orange and cashew nut pasta salad - great for a BBQ

Updated: Mar 5, 2021

Sometimes it's fun to put a few things together and see what turns up! I fancied something fresh and healthy for lunch and came up with Orange and cashew nut salad.


It has a mild flavour that builds in your mouth, becoming more and more 'moreish' with each forkful!


I can guarantee it would be a hit at any BBQ.

2 servings



75g pasta per person 

100g cashew nuts

Zest of one orange

Juice of half an orange

1 orange peeled and chopped

1 1/2 tbs mayonnaise of choice I use Helman's real mayonnaise as it is free from cow dairy

Tbs chopped fresh herbs mixed together - chives, thyme, parsley, mint - or what you fancy!

Small pinch sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Ready prepared quinoa and/or mixed rice salad mix or pine nuts/seeds of choice



  1. Cook the pasta drain and cool

  2. Peel and chop orange

  3. Get zest from another orange 

  4. Juice half of that orange

  5. Chop up the herbs

  6. Put mayonnaise into a small bowl and mix in the orange zest, orange juice, herbs, salt and pepper

  7. Mix the cooked pasta, orange pieces and cashews together 

  8. Fold in the mayonnaise mix

  9. Sprinkle with seed mix of your choice





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