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Tuna pasta salad

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Prep Time:15 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Tuna pasta salad

You might not know it, but pasta is a great salad ingredient, even when it’s cold. It can be prepared the night before.


  • 225g / 8 oz. of short pasta shapes, uncooked 
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 peppers, 1 red and 1 green
  • 225g / 8 oz. of mushrooms
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 x 185g tin of tuna, drained
  • Black pepper and lemon juice, to taste


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water until it’s cooked through but still firm
  2. Drain it and rinse in cold water
  3. Prepare the vegetables by washing and slicing them into small pieces
  4. Soften the vegetables in a pan with a little olive oil
  5. Drain the tuna from the can and add to the pan along with the pasta
  6. Cool and serve into a plastic container for bringing away to lunch

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Lunch box
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon

Serving suggestions

Serve with a dessertspoon of salad dressing, tomato relish or cool mint infused natural yogurt

Oily fish provide a rich source of vitamins A, D and E and are high in essential omega-3 fatty acids which are important for healthy brain, eye and nerve development in babies and children.

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