Beef,Pasta and Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing Beef,Pasta and Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Beef,Pasta and Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Serve immediately with crusty bread.

prep time
15 mins

cook time
15 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 375g/12oz thinly sliced cooked roast beef
  • 175g/6oz dried small pasta shapes, cooked
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 175g/6oz fresh peas or mangetout
  • 100g/4oz baby spinach leaves
  • For the blue cheese dressing

  • :60ml/4tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 60ml/4tbsp half fat crème fraîche
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 45ml/3tbsp olive oil
  • 30ml/2tbsp lemon juice
  • 50g/2oz blue cheese, eg Stilton, crumbled

Method

  1. Prepare the blue cheese dressing; in a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients, cover and set aside.
  2. Place the pasta, onion, peas or mangetout in a large salad bowl and stir though the dressing.
  3. Add the spinach and beef and lightly toss.