Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad is for me, one of the best pasta salads you can eat. It is perfect this time of year if you are planning a picnic or a barbeque. It's easy to transport if you eating away from home - by the side of the river or on the beach. The combination of tuna, walnuts and pesto makes a very good sauce. If friends ask you to bring a dish to their picnic or their alfresco dining event then opt for this easy and tasty dish.

Ingredients: (serves 4)

400g pasta shells
5tbs green pesto
1tsp white wine vinegar
1tsp grated lemon rind
6 large basil leaves
3tbs olive oil
200g can of tuna - drained and flaked

50g chopped walnut pieces


  • Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and then drain.
  • Plunge the pasta under cold water to stop it from cooking any further and drain again. Put in a bowl.
  •  Mix the pesto and vinegar in a bowl and sprinkle with pepper and add to the pasta with the grated lemon rind, and toss.
  • Mix the tuna and the walnut into the pasta.
  • Sprinkle over the basil and drizzle the olive oil over the top and mix.

Enjoy your picnic!


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