To celebrate National BBQ Week, we’ve taken this recipe from BBC Good Food. This Pesto Pasta Salad would go perfectly with our Helen Browning’s BBQ Boxes!


  • 400g pasta
  • 200ml crème fraîche
  • 4 tbsp fresh pesto
  • ½ cucumber , cut into small cubes
  • 16 cherry tomatoes , cut into quarters, or halved
  • 200g frozen peas , cooked and chilled
  • handful basil leaves


Cook the pasta for 10 mins in salted boiling water until al dente, drain, then tip into a bowl. Stir in the crème fraîche followed by the pesto, then leave to cool. When the pasta is cool, stir in the cucumber, tomatoes and peas followed by the basil leaves.