Speedy tuna pasta salad

Speedy tuna pasta salad

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins No cook


Serves 4
A quick pasta using leftovers from the night before. Makes a great packed lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal238
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre5g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.96g
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  • 2 x 220g packs ready-cooked pasta (we used Dolmio Express), or 440g leftover cooked penne (about 200g dried)



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

  • 100g can tuna in oil



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

  • 400g can cannellini bean, (borlotti or butterbeans are also good)
    Cannellini bean

    Cannellini bean

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    Slightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white…

  • 1⁄2 red onion, finely chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • large handful parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. 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.

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Waqas Kamal
13th Apr, 2020
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29th Apr, 2013
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.
24th Apr, 2013
This wasn't a winner for me- it was very dry, and there were too many beans in it compared to tuna, I think.
21st Jan, 2012
Nice and quick to make. The lemon gives it a lovely fresh taste. I added a couple of handfuls of chopped cherry tomatoes which gave it a little bit more of a kick and freshly ground black pepper. Was very much appreciated by all. My 8 year old, who is an extremely fussy eater, wanted (and ate) seconds!!
28th Jun, 2011
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
27th Jan, 2011
Don't like it very much, there's something missing from there, I just can't put my finger on it.
11th Jan, 2011
Following up from what I said earlier, I just mixed through half a tub of fresh tomato and onion salsa - gorgeous!
11th Jan, 2011
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.
1st Aug, 2010
Love this. Super easy and delicious! I added cherry tomatoes and shredded lettuce on top.
21st Jun, 2010
#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! :)


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