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Low FODMAP and Gluten Free Recipe - Pasta salad with pesto & shrimp


400g dried short gluten free pasta, such as rigatoni or penne

about 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

200g peeled cooked prawn

5 tbsp (100g/4oz) low FODMAP green pesto

3 tbsp mayonnaise

juice of ½ lemon or lime

3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, preferably flatleaf

a few basil leaves, shredded with your fingers, plus extra for sprinkling

lemon wedges, for squeezing


Plunge the gluten free pasta into a large pan of salted boiling water and cook according to packet instructions until al dente.

Drain the gluten free pasta into a colander and hold it under cold running water to cool it down quickly.

Shake off the excess water and tip the pasta into a large bowl.

Toss in 1 tbsp olive oil to coat thoroughly (this helps stop the pasta from sticking together), then add the shrimp.

Mix the pesto, mayonnaise and lemon or lime juice with some salt and pepper to taste.

If you need to slacken the mixture a bit, stir in a little more olive oil.

Pour the pesto dressing over the gluten free pasta and shrimp and give everything a good stir.

Add the parsley and basil leaves and stir again, then pile into your serving dish and serve scattered with extra shredded basil leaves, plus lemon wedges for squeezing over the salad.

Recipe adapted from: Good Food

*We recommend the help  of a registered dietician
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