Healthy living

Italian pasta salad

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 2½ cups pasta shapes (spiral or bows)
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 12 black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, seeded and diced
  • 6 button mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup snow peas, strings removed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 185g can of tuna in spring water, drained
  • ½ cup low-fat Italian salad dressing*
  • Freshly ground or cracked black pepper, to taste


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped


1. Cook pasta according to packet directions.

2. Toss tomatoes, olives, capsicum, mushrooms, snow peas, parsley, lemon juice and tuna together. Mix through pasta.

3. Pour the dressing over salad and add pepper to taste


*Look for low-fat or fat-free dressings in the dressing section at the supermarket.


  • For best results use Italian parsley, when available.
  • 8 serves of vegetables in this recipe.

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