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Tuna Pasta Salad

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 bowls 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Western


This Tuna Pasta Salad recipe is a fantastic option for school or work lunches. It is filling and full of flavour. It is also so quick and simple to prepare coming together in 15 minutes.


  • 250g pasta shells (or other small pasta of choice)
  • 100g cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado (200g) diced
  • 1 1/2 spring onions finely sliced
  • 185g can tuna in spring water, drained and flaked
  • 1 corn cob (150g)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the dressing 

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • Juice and zest of half a lemon
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and some freshly cracked pepper


  1. In a medium sized pot prepare your pasta using the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile chop the tomatoes, avocados and spring onions and add into a salad bowl along with the tuna that has been drained and flaked.
  3. Next make the dressing, in a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, lemon and parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  4. When the pasta has around three minutes cooking time remaining add in a husked and cleaned corn cob and cook together for the final minutes.
  5. When the pasta and corn have cooked, drain immediately then rinse under cold water and drain again.
  6. With a sharp knife cut the kernels from the corn and add into the salad bowl along with the cooked pasta.
  7. Toss the ingredients to combine then gently stir through the dressing. When evenly combined, sprinkle the salad with parsley (optional) and then season to taste.

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