Chakalaka and Pasta Salad
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Chakalaka and Pasta Salad

A South African favourite is reinvented into a spicy pasta salad that makes a great side dish for your next braai or Seven Colour Sunday.


This recipe is suitabe for vegetarians.

Family Friendly

For a non-spicy version, switch Chakalaka tins for baked beans and use Royco® Minestrone Soup instead of the Chakalaka Soup.


  • 60ml oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 each rainbow peppers, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, grated
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp ROYCO® Chakalaka Regular Packet Soup
  • 2 cans chakalaka (hot)
  • 500g cooked pasta


  • Heat oil in a pot and fry onion for 3 minutes
  • Add garlic, ginger and peppers and fry for 3 minutes
  • Add tomatoes, sugar, ROYCO® Chakalaka Regular Packet Soup and mix to combine
  • Add chakalaka, stir to combine and cook for 10 minutes
  • Once chakalaka is ready, mix with pasta and set aside