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QUICK TUNA PASTA SALAD FOR A HEALTHY LUNCH ON THE GO

tuna salad

This tuna pasta recipe is easy to make for a nutrition-filled lunch which is also very tasty. Make it the night before and pack for next day's lunch. Enjoy!


Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad


Serves 2

Gluten free, dairy free

Ingredients


1 large can (185g) tuna chunks, drained

160g pulse pasta

½ punnet (100g) cherry tomato, diced

1 small (130g) cucumber, diced

¼ small (30g) red onion, finely diced

1 cup (25g) rocket, chopped

½ cup basil, chopped

1 clove (3g) garlic, finely diced

1 lemon, juice

1 tbls (15ml) extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp (2g) dijon mustard

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional - chilli flakes and 2 tsp capers, to serve

Method

  1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add pasta, cook for 6-8 minutes until al dente. Remove and drain.

  2. Dice tomatoes and cucumber, finely dice red onion, roughly chop rocket and basil. Add to pasta.

  3. Drain tuna, add to pasta.

  4. Finely dice garlic. Combine with lemon juice, oil, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over pasta salad and toss to combine.

  5. Divide between 2 bowls. Optional top with chilli flakes and capers.

Recipe courtesy of THE BOD founder Sophie Guidolin

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