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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 298.0
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.2 mg
  • Sodium: 271.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 16.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of SIMPLE TUNA AND SWEETCORN PASTA SALAD calories by ingredient
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SIMPLE TUNA AND SWEETCORN PASTA SALAD

Submitted by: WAHZOE

Introduction

This makes a really satisfying lunch and its easy to take to work with you in a plastic box. Its low in calories too, as long as you're careful with the dressing. Try the trick of diluting the mayo with some water - works a treat. This makes a really satisfying lunch and its easy to take to work with you in a plastic box. Its low in calories too, as long as you're careful with the dressing. Try the trick of diluting the mayo with some water - works a treat.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    100g pasta shapes, such as fusilli or penne
    200g can of tuna in spring water, drained
    195g can of sweetcorn, drained (smaller of the UK cans)
    3 tbsp light mayonnaise
    3 tbsp cold water
    2 tsp white wine vinegar
    10 cherry tomatoes, halved (about 100g)
    1/4 cucumber, cut into rough 1.5cm dice
    I yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into rough 1.5cm dice
    2 spring onions, finely sliced
    freshly ground black pepper
    romaine or little gem lettuce leaves, to serve (optional)

Tips

Increase the fibre, by using wholewheat pasta, although here in the UK that severely limits your choice of pasta shapes.


Directions

Half fill a large saucepan with cold water and bring to the boil. Add the pasta, stir well and bring the water back to the boil. Cook for 8-10 minutes until tender, or according to the packet instructions, stirring occasionally.

Rinse the pasta in a colander under running water until cold, then drain well and tip it into a large mixing bowl. Flake the tuna on to the pasta with a fork and scatter the sweetcorn on top.

Put the mayonnaise, water and vinegar in a small bowl and whisk with a small metal whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture over the pasta.

Add the tomatoes, cucumber, pepper and spring onions, season with a few twists of black pepper and toss all the ingredients lightly together. Serve with lettuce leaves if you like. Perfect for lunch boxes and picnics.


Serving Size: Makes 4 portions

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WAHZOE.





TAGS:  Fish | Lunch | Fish Lunch |

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