Thursday, 27 November 2008

Tuna pasta salad with sundried tomatoes

I like making pasta salads for bento and this tuna pasta salad has the added kick of sundried tomatoes. You can also multiply the ingredients to make a larger portion, particularly good for a potluck party. This dish uses food that I tend to have in the pantry, fridge or freezer so I can also put it together at short notice.

I rather like the bits of red, yellow and green in this dish:
Tuna pasta salad

Ingredients (serves 2-3):

1 1/2 cup uncooked small pasta shapes (bow ties, small shells, spirals etc)
1 can of tuna chunks in water, drained and flaked
3 pieces of sundried tomato in oil, diced (easiest with scissors)
1 cup sweetcorn, canned (drained) or frozen (defrosted)
1 small handful of parsley, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
3 tbsp mayo
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water, according to packet instructions, until al dente. Rinse in cold water to cool quickly and set aside.
2. Combine the tuna with 2 tbsp of mayo and mix well. Add the tuna mayo mixture to the pasta, along with the sundried tomato, sweetcorn, parsley remaining mayo and mix well.
3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep chilled until ready to eat.

I am sending this dish to Presto Pasta Nights, which is hosted by Daphne of More Than Words this week.

5 comments:

daphne said...

oo. corn, tuna and pasta- what a lovely combination. The addition of sundried tomatoes add a gourmet touch! Thanks for entering this to PPN!

noobcook said...

I love tossing tuna in pasta too for a quick meal. I think I learnt it from you from one of your old bento posts. Love the colours in your photo :)

Food For Tots said...

So colourful and kids-friendly! I am sure it will be a hit in my family. Luv it!

Nilmandra said...

Daphne: Thanks, and I'm glad I made the deadline!

Noobcook: Thanks!

Food for Tots: No kids here, but for some reason we seem to like kids-friendly food, heh.

Ruth Daniels said...

It does look very tasty. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights....always a treat when you do.

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