Storecupboard pasta salad

Storecupboard pasta salad

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(61 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 in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 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 tomatoes, 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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Brian Buchanan's picture
Brian Buchanan
1st Jun, 2020
absolutely delicious, love the pairing of sundried tomatoes and tuna. I added some leftover feta that I had lying around and it was pretty spectacular
20th Apr, 2020
I suppose you are aware that with the pandemic we can't get to the shops much, and when we do lots of things are out of stock, and after 4 weeks even our store cupboards are getting low. This recipe is ridiculous. No red onion, no capers, no sundried tomatoes. I do have pesto, olive oil and pasta, and one last can of tuna but it seems a shame to waste that when do much else is missing and I know the shops are sold out. Store cupboard pasta with pesto sounds good, and a drizzle of oil on top
chaileyg's picture
20th May, 2020
I think this is an uncalled for comment, there will be times when we're out of this pandemic and these ingredients are readily available.
24th Jun, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous! So tasty!!
27th May, 2017
Tasted really nice. Filling. Easy to make. Felt healthy too. Really nice combination of ingredients
11th Feb, 2017
Great recipe. First time making pasta salad and it was delicious. I used more pasta (not weighed), 232g of tuna, 6 sundried tomatoes and and it was great! left everything else in the same measurements.
1st Jan, 2017
Really liked this. Suited my savoury tastes with a nice little salty kick from the capers
2nd Aug, 2015
Fabulous quick and easy recipe! We include sweet corn in our version
11th Sep, 2014
This is quick, easy and very tasty. I'm a veggie so missed out the tuna but added chopped fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, cucumber, pepper and feta cheese. It's a great alternative to sandwiches and really filling. A great way to use up the bits in the fridge so that it tastes different every time. Will definitely make again :-).
18th Aug, 2014
Love the recipe, often use it to make lunches for my partner who is on a calorie controlled diet and he finds it very tasty. However, I've researched the nutritional info and 50g of white fusilli pasta alone equals around 180 calories, so this seems incorrect which is disappointing.


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