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Pasta salad with tuna, walnut and fresh pesto

Now that the Sun is back in our daily life we can start thinking about the summer. A summer salad will help encourage this. Try this healthy, easy to make salad!

Text: Ellen van Marrewijk

Ingredients for 4 persons

  • 400g (14oz) Tesco free from fusilli pasta
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 185g tuna, drained and flaked
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped

For the pesto:

  • 30g coriander, roughly chopped
  • 3tbsp extra virgin oil
  • 50g (2oz) walnut pieces, roughly chopped
  • ground black pepper

Directions

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 2 tbsp of hot water and pepper.

Stir the pesto with the pasta until evenly mixed. Carefully fold the red onion, tuna flakes and tomatoes into the pasta and serve immediately.

Referred to: http://realfood.tesco.com/recipes

 

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