Tuna pasta salad

Perfect lunch for all the family


You might not know it, but pasta is a great salad ingredient, even when it’s cold. It can be prepared the night before.


Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults

  • 225g / 8 oz. of short pasta shapes, uncooked 
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 peppers, 1 red and 1 green
  • 225g / 8 oz. of mushrooms
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 x 185g tin of tuna, drained
  • Black pepper and lemon juice, to taste

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water until it’s cooked through but still firm
  2. Drain it and rinse in cold water
  3. Prepare the vegetables by washing and slicing them into small pieces
  4. Soften the vegetables in a pan with a little olive oil
  5. Drain the tuna from the can and add to the pan along with the pasta
  6. Cool and serve into a plastic container for bringing away to lunch

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a dessertspoon of salad dressing, tomato relish or cool mint infused natural yogurt

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Tuna pasta salad

Serves

4 Adults

4 Adults

Preparation Time

15 Minutes

15 Minutes

Cost

Low

Low

5-a-day

2 Of Your 5 A Day

2 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Lunch Box, Saucepan, Wooden Spoon

Chopping BoardChopping KnifeLunch BoxSaucepanWooden Spoon
1/4 of the recipe contains
Energy
1284kj
304kcal
15%
Fat
3.3g
5%
Saturates
0.6g
3%
Sugars
9.4g
10%
Salt
0.3g
5%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (351g)
Energy366Kj 1284Kj
87Kcal 304Kcal
Fat0.9g 3.3g
(of which saturates)0.2g 0.6g
Carbohydrate13.5g 47.5g
(of which sugars)2.7g 9.4g
Fibre1.7g 5.9g
Protein5.2g 18.1g
Salt0.1g 0.3g

Recipe rating

Current rating: 5 (1 ratings)