Pasta salad with tuna and peppers

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Pasta shell salad with tuna and peppers
Pasta shell salad with tuna and peppers
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Simple and nutritious, this pasta salad is packed with chunky tuna, diced peppers, spring onions and fennel shavings in a creamy mustard dressing


  • 225g/8oz pasta shells
  • 1 x 185g tin of tuna, drained
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 each red and yellow peppers, seeded and diced small
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced (reserve fronds)
  • 2tsp Dijon mustard
  • 5tbsp créme fraîche
  • A good squeeze lemon juice
  • Fennel fronds for decoration

Use pasta shells so the vegetables and tuna pieces can nestle inside


  1. Cook pasta shells in plenty of boiling salted water until just tender. Drain and refresh in cold water.
  2. Transfer to a bowl. Add the pepper dice, spring onions, tuna chunks and fennel shavings.
  3. For the dressing, spoon the mustard into a bowl and add the crème fraîche, lemon juice and seasoning. Mix well, then pour over the pasta and toss well to coat. Serve decorated with fennel fronds.

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Katy goodtoknow Recipes

Hi Charlotte - sorry about that, this is one of our older recipes and it looks like the tuna got left out by mistake! It should be a large (185g) tin of tuna.

Charlotte Urquhart

where's the tuna in the ingredient list? :o) confused me when I was writing my shopping list!

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