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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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.

flirtinflight's picture
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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
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y dident tryet yet but its look very nice y want to tryet

deenee's picture
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really good, but I added a lot more pesto and olive oil

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

chichi_30's picture
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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
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Very tasty, I add the juice of half a lemon and extra olive oil and pesto.

janbomyers's picture
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Nice!

katyrouth's picture
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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
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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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