Hot pasta salad

Hot pasta salad

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
This a good source of vitamin C and packed full of veg. Take some to work

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal476
  • fat17g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre4g
  • protein21g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 300g penne
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 200g can tuna in olive oil



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

  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and thinly slices
  • 1 red onion halved and finely sliced
  • large handful rocket leaves



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Cook pasta according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, tip the mayonnaise, lemon juice and 1 tbsp of the tuna oil into a large bowl and mix. Drain the rest of the oil from the tuna, then flake the fish into the bowl and mix well.

  2. Drain the pasta and toss it with the mayonnaise mixture, peppers and onions. Scatter over the rocket just before serving.

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3rd Jan, 2011
I make this without the lemon juice and I love it, its one of my favourite quick dinners but will definately try it with the lemon juice and the celery as someone suggested. Yum!
28th Apr, 2010
I'd say less red onion!
5th Nov, 2008
Didn't have any rocket so I left it out, also added some celery which gave it a really nice crunch. I preferred the taste of this when it was chilled and I had it for a packed lunch the next day, instead of hot.
20th Oct, 2008
Great easy, fast and tasty lunch.
11th Apr, 2008
I left out the rocket, as I'm not a fan, but this was lovely and so fast. If you're not a big onion fan try reducing the amount or lightly cooking it first, as the flavour is quite strong.
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