Speedy tuna pasta salad

Speedy tuna pasta salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins No cook

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A quick pasta using leftovers from the night before. Makes a great packed lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
238
protein
19g
carbs
31g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
5g
sugar
3g
salt
0.96g

Ingredients

  • 2 x 220g packs ready-cooked pasta (we used Dolmio Express), or 440g leftover cooked penne (about 200g dried)
  • 100g can tuna in oil
  • 400g can cannellini beans, (borlotti or butterbeans are also good)
  • 1⁄2 red onion, finely chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • large handful parsley

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Method

Microwave the cooked penne according to pack instructions. Tip into a bowl. Mix through the remaining ingredients (the warm pasta will really soak up the flavours). If using chilled leftover pasta, simply mix everything together – it will still taste great. Can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2007

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jennyc192's picture
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Loved it! although i did add some other stuff after reading other comments on here like cherry tomatoes and a few chillis to spice it up a bit. will make again.

atrixa's picture
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This wasn't a winner for me- it was very dry, and there were too many beans in it compared to tuna, I think.

jixette87's picture
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Perfect for when kids are hungry and you need something swift and simple to get on the table. Can add all sorts of things to make it more interesting for adults .. we added red peppers, sweetcorn, chilli etc

antinea's picture
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Don't like it very much, there's something missing from there, I just can't put my finger on it.

kjf_uk's picture
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Following up from what I said earlier, I just mixed through half a tub of fresh tomato and onion salsa - gorgeous!

kjf_uk's picture
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Followed the recipe to the letter and found it lacking something. There's some left over, so I'll have a play with it and see if I can pep it up.

Very easy and quick to do though.

jenniferbrickman's picture

Love this. Super easy and delicious! I added cherry tomatoes and shredded lettuce on top.

hlovesuux's picture

#heyyy.

im just looking at this recipe and im feeling hungry already! im off to make this right now!

-good job i havent had my dinner haha .

thanks a bunch! :)

<3Holly2O1O

gwd34afitou's picture
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Love this recipe! Makes a brilliant lunchbox meal, I make a batch up and then take it too work over the next few days. I use tinned tuna in brine and then add extra virgin olive oil to the warm cooked pasta, tastes lovely.

daniyel's picture

5 out of 5 definetly , I am a busy health care rofessional keeping Kosher and healthy eating is a challenge. This recipe is simple no oil, no mayonaise, no cream cheeses but a perfect balnce beans(long sustained energy) and tuna.
IN my lunch box tonight thank youDaniyel

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