Storecupboard pasta salad

Storecupboard pasta salad

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins


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


  • kcal189
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.91g
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  • 2 tsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tsp caper



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 1 tbsp pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 185g can of tuna in spring water, drained



    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • 100g leftover pasta shapes



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 3 sundried tomato, chopped


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

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Comments (38)

ranjeet1's picture

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

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

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

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.

flirtinflight's picture

Love this - so tasty. I added mayo just so it wasn't too dry.
Also made the kid friendly one for my son and his friend - didn't go down very well at all.

dorina4real's picture

y dident tryet yet but its look very nice y want to tryet

deenee's picture

really good, but I added a lot more pesto and olive oil

sorsiedorsie's picture

Small portion though, would probably use a bit more, but it tastes great! I'm going to make it again for dinner. :)

dawnr083's picture

possibly the easiest most tasty pasta dish ever , so simple but absoloutely delicious

harrya2012's picture

Love it! Used sundried tomato pesto and it was still great! Agree with the others too, add a bit more olive oil and normal pesto and sundried tomato pesto and it's perfect. The capers were such a tasty addition, I had never actually used them and was a bit worried, but it was delicious! Plus, it's easy to double the quantities.

dwynwyn's picture

Forgot the capers and had to use a small can of pink salmon instead of tuna as that's all I had, but it's very tasty - v easy lunch!

lor1982's picture

This is delcious. I added the juice of a lemon and a little low fat mayo. Yummy!

chichi_30's picture

Really lovely good sice portion for 2, ideal for a healthy diet. Just needed a little bit more of pesto and less oil.

danielaerasmus's picture

Very tasty, I add the juice of half a lemon and extra olive oil and pesto.

katyrouth's picture

Agree with comment above - tastes nice, but despite large quantities of pesto and extra oil added, was still really dry. The tuna just seems to soak up the oil, leaving none to coat the pasta.

sheepie's picture

Made this for 2 packed lunches but really the amounts were only enough for one decent portion. Tasted good, but despite using 2-3tbsp of pesto it was still rather dry.


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