Storecupboard pasta salad

Storecupboard pasta salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This pasta salad makes a quick and healthy lunch, or is perfect prepared ahead for a picnic or lunchbox

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
189
protein
19g
carbs
12g
fat
7g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
2g
salt
0.91g

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tsp caper
  • 1 tbsp pesto
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 185g can of tuna in spring water, drained
  • 100g leftover pasta shapes
  • 3 sundried tomatoes, chopped

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Method

Mix the onion, capers, pesto and oil. Flake the tuna into a bowl with the pasta and tomatoes, then stir in the pesto mix.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2009

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jeanieh's picture

I love this recipe! I make it for my lunch a lot and have made it for picnics as well. I like it best cold. It's a nice change and healthy too.

rosievimes's picture

Simple and tasty, perfect for your lunchbox. I'm a huge fan of pesto so this was always going to be a winner for me. Would consider adding a few olives next time, but really it's great as it is.

nicksmith6666's picture

A really delicious and tasty pasta dish and healthy to, one of the best pasta dishes I have had.

richardwarwicker's picture
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Great Lunch, We used 1 Tbsp Pesto mixed with 2 tsp of Mayo and 1 tsp of oil due to lack of other ingredients. My 18 month old loved it and licked the plate once she'd eaten all the food, a sign she enjoyed it!

lzallen's picture
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great for lunch

nikkimac's picture
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This is an easy salad for lunch. I used salmon that's what I had. will make again.

sasacemesova's picture
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easy to make, tastes good. I used real tomatoes instead of dry tomatoes and it was just as good.

nat-ah-li's picture
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A nice change for a lunch. The quantities are two small however, 100g of pasta isn't enough for two portions. Strangely when you increase the pasta you don't really need to increase the other elements as they compliment the dish well. Adding capers is a really good suggestion.

chelsie-bake123's picture
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mmm just made this for my lunch!! was delish! used cucumber and fresh plum tomatoes too!!...sooo good x

hiphopholly's picture
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its ok but good for guide camp

serenaallan's picture

I've made this loads of times, but use a tin of 'no drain' tuna in sunflower oil. There's just enough oil to keep it all moist.

irenemorrill's picture
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Very easy very tasty, I used anchovies instead of tuna as I did not have tuna!

pennymiller's picture

This sounds really nice,But i think i will replace the tuna with chicken breast chunks and sundried tomatoes instead of the capers not a lover of these.I will let you know how it tastes.

pampark's picture

Anybody got any ideas what I could add to this instead of tuna? I'm veggie, so would like to add an alternative source of protein - maybe roast marinated tofu?

bighungrystone's picture
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This is absoluately gorgeous! I've made it on numerous occasions and love it every time, even my husband who has a thing about salads!

ranjeet1's picture
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Quick to make and like a few have mentioned, I did add another tbsp of olive oil and pesto.
Bit on the dry side despite adding the extra, feel its missing something! maybe add some black olives or feta, not sure but needs zinging up!

melania_ishak's picture
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Great recipe, and so quick to put together for lunch. I added a can of mixed beans to beef it up and more pesto and lemon. yum yum!

mspupsix's picture
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I really like the salad, make it very often. The only problem I had is that the portions are small, so I'm always making at least double.

erialc9's picture

extremely easy to make! and very tasty!

ko77310's picture
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Really nice recipe. Made it without the Tuna, Capers and tomatoes just because i didn't have them at the time but it was still really tasty and if i had used tuna would probably be even better.

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