Tomato, cucumber, feta & tuna pasta salad

Prep 15 mins | Cook 15 mins | Serves 4

This salad is excellent for a lunch box or picnic.

200g dried mini penne pasta
250g mini roma tomatoes, halved lengthways
12 small red onion, halved and finely chopped
2 medium Lebanese cucumbers, diced
100g Kalamata olives
100g Greek feta cheese, roughly crumbled
400g can tuna in oil, drained and flaked
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice
50g baby rocket leaves

STEP 1 Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water, following packet directions, until al dente. Rinse in cold water and drain well. Place into a large bowl.

STEP 2 Add tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, olives, feta, tuna, oil and lemon juice to pasta. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss to combine. Toss through rocket and serve.

Good for you ... Mini Roma Tomatoes
Mini 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.