Risoni & broccoli pasta salad recipe

Monday, 15 October 2018
Risoni & broccoli pasta salad recipe

Here at Inspiro we love to cook - so we decided to put together a staff recipe book. This is the first recipe from our soon to be released recipe book, and it's a favourite - it's very healthy but it also has plenty of  protein (19.6 grams per serve) and only 19.3 grams of carbohydrate per serve.. Food like this is great to eat at work, at home or on the weekend together with some friends outside or by the BBQ.

RECIPE CREDIT: LAURA - Risoni & Broccoli Salad

Prep time: 15 minutes       Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 5

Fast and easy, this low prep broccoli pasta salad is the perfect dish for a BBQ at any time of the year - and it's a staff favourite. Tender pasta, crisp broccoli. fresh lemon and Parmesan to create a delightful and fresh salad that everyone will love! It's sweet, zesty and full of flavor.

Nutrition per 229g  (approx 1 cup) serve

Energy: 1241 kJ

Protein: 19.6 g

Fat: 13.8 g

Saturated fat: 4.4 g

Carbohydrate: 19.3 g

Sodium: 486 mg

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  • 1 cup risoni pasta
  • 3 cups broccoli (you can substitute broccoli with broccolini if you prefer)
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 150g Danish feta
  • ½ cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • Juice & rind of one lemon
  • ½ grated Parmesan cheese

OPTIONAL: For a lower carb substitute 1 cup of risoni for ½ a cup of cauliflower (processed in a blender) and ½ cup of risoni.


  1. Bring water to the boil. Cook risoni as per packet instructions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, steam the broccoli for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Place the drained risoni in a bowl and add parsley, baby spinach, feta, almonds and lemon. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Top with parmesan and serve.


A delicious salad idea for Summer barbecues. Consider adding some grilled fish for some healthy fats. 

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