Tuna pasta salad with walnut pesto recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 558 calories / serving
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Tuna Pasta Salad with Walnut Pesto HERO

Boil the pasta for 10-12 minutes until tender. Drain in a colander, run under cold water and set aside.

To make the pesto, put the coriander in a food processor with 2tbsp of oil and whizz to a rough paste. Add the walnuts and the rest of the oil and whizz again. Add 2tbsp of hot water and season.

Stir the pesto through the pasta until evenly mixed.

Carefully fold the red onion, tuna flakes and tomatoes into the pasta and serve immediately.


  • Ingredients

  • 400g (14oz) Tesco free from fusilli pasta
  • 1 X 30g (1oz) coriander, roughly chopped
  • 3tbsp extra virgin oil
  • 50g walnut pieces, roughly chopped
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 185g tuna, drained and flaked
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • Energy 2350kj 558kcal 28%
  • Fat 18g 26%
  • Saturates 2g 11%
  • Sugars 3g 4%
  • Salt 0.4g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 81.6g Protein 17.1g Fibre 1.9g


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