Greek salad & tuna pasta salad
Prep 15 mins | Cook 10 mins | Serves 4
This salad is excellent for a school lunch. Pack into a chilled lunch box.
250g dried mini penne pasta
250g mini roma tomatoes, halved
1 green onion (shallot), trimmed and thinly sliced
2 Lebanese cucumbers, cut into 1–2cm dice
1⁄3 (50g) cup pitted kalamata or black olives, halved lengthways
75g Greek feta cheese, crumbled 185g can tuna in oil, drained and flaked
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice
Salt and ground black pepper
Step 1 Cook pasta, following packet directions, in a large saucepan of boiling water until al dente. Drain, rinse in cold water until cold, and drain again. Place into a large bowl.
Step 2 Add tomatoes, green onion, cucumbers, olives, feta and tuna. Drizzle with oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine and serve.
Good for you ... Roma Tomatoes
A very good source of vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.
Provides potassium which may help balance the sodium from salt.
A source of dietary fibre which helps the normal function of the intestine.
Tomatoes are the richest food source of lycopene, a member of the carotenoid family. Research suggests that lycopene may play a role in the normal health of the prostate gland. The redder the tomato, the higher its lycopene content. Rich red tomatoes are also a source of beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the body and is needed for vision.