This pesto tuna pasta salad makes a great packed lunch or picnic treat. So quick and easy to make, just add pesto, tuna chunks, plum tomatoes and cucumber to pasta shapes of your choice.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips
250g (8oz) pasta shapes
2 tsp pesto
4 tbsp French dressing
120g can tuna chunks with a little sunflower oil
12 baby plum tomatoes, halved
1/3 cucumber, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Add the pasta to a pan of boiling water and cook according to packet instructions, until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Meanwhile, mix the pesto and French dressing and pour it over the pasta. Break up the tuna chunks and add to the pasta.
- Gently stir in the tomatoes, cucumber and seasoning.
- Put into 4 small, sealable containers to take on a picnic (or eat straight away, or chill and eat within 2 days).
Nutritional information per portion
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.