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Tuna Pasta Salad

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 10 mins

Serves 4, costs under £3.00

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Pasta (300g)
  • 2 Tins Tuna In Brine (370g)
  • 1 Tins Sweetcorn (200g) (Small Sized)
  • 1 Red Pepper (160g)
  • ½ Cucumber (180g)
  • 4 Spring Onions (40g)
  • 6 Tablespoons Reduced Calorie Mayonnaise (90g)
  • 1 Piece Ground Black Pepper (1g)

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.

Method

  1. Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet then rinse with cold water.
  2. Drain the tuna and sweetcorn.
  3. Chop pepper, cucumber and spring onions into small pieces.
  4. Mix the vegetables, tuna and pasta together with mayonnaise.
  5. Add black pepper to taste then serve.

Nutritional Information


Per 100g
Per 380g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
89.00
338.00 (17.00%)
Energy Kj
374.00
1421.00 (17.00%)
Protein
5.80g
22.00g
Total Fat
2.40g
9.10g (13.00%)
Saturated Fat
0.40g
1.50g (8.00%)
Carbohydrates
12.00g
45.60g
Total Sugars
1.50g
5.70g (6.00%)
NSP Fibre
0.90g
3.40g
Sodium
184.00g
699.00g
Salt
0.50g
1.90g (32.00%)

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