A great side dish when entertaining guests.


  • 2 cups wholemeal penne pasta

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 large zucchini, sliced into thin coins

  • ½ cup frozen peas

  • 200g tinned artichokes, drained and roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup pitted mixed olives, sliced in half

  • ¼ cup Cardini’s The Original Caesar Dressing


  • 1.

    Pour 1.5 litres of water into a large saucepan and add the salt. Bring the water to the boil and add the penne pasta. Check the packets instructions for required cooking time. Cook the pasta until al dente. Add the frozen peas into the cooking pasta 3 minutes before it is finished.

  • 2.

    Once the pasta is cooked until al dente, drain the peas and pasta in a colander and place into a large salad bowl. Place the bowl of cooked pasta and peas into the fridge to cool.

  • 3.

    Heat a small pan over a medium heat, add a little olive oil and place in the coins of zucchini. Pan fry the zucchini pieces until golden brown. Remove from the pan and cool.

  • 4.

    Remove the cooled pasta from the fridge and add in the fried zucchini pieces, artichokes, sundried tomatoes and olives.

  • 5.

    Drizzle over the Cardini’s The Original Caesar Dressing and toss to combine all of the ingredients. Serve the salad immediately or place back into the fridge until ready to serve. Serves 4 as a side.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 234kj
  • Fat Total 3g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Protein 9g
  • Carbohydrate 44g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Sodium 414mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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