Canned tuna, while convenient tends to be a boring ingredient that’s usually just thrown together with some veggies into a quick salad. This lemon tuna pasta salad, while requiring under 10 ingredients and needing less than 20 minutes to make is anything but boring. The secret – lemon zest for an added citrusy burst and brined capers for some acidity and saltiness. Make it next time you’re thinking of a tuna salad. Bonus: with no greens, it keeps well in the fridge.
Lemon Tuna Pasta Salad
- 3 C cooked pasta about 1 1/2 C uncooked
- 2 cans tuna drained
- 1 punnet baby tomatoes
- 1 large red pepper
- 1 lemon zest and juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp capers drained
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add cooked pasta to a bowl and add in tuna, chopped tomatoes and diced peppers.
- In another bowl, whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil until combined. Add in the capers.
- Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Toss again and serve.
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