Italian Pasta Salad
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Serves: 4
A classic Italian pasta salad, with a few added extras.


  • 2 1/2 cups pasta shapes (spiral or bows)
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 12 olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, seeded and diced
  • 6 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup snow pea, ends trimmed, chopped
  • 2 tbs parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 185 g can tuna in spring water, drained
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Italian salad dressing
  • pepper, to taste


  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.

Recipe from Healthy Food Fast © State of Western Australia, 2012. Reproduced with permission.

Variation: For best results use Italian parsley when available.

Healthy tip!

Choose plain water or soda water in place of a sugary drink.

More tips

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 920 kJ 340 kJ
Protein 16.3 g 6 g
Fat, total 4 g 1.5 g
— saturated 0.8 g 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 26.1 g 9.7 g
— sugars 4.6 g 1.7 g
Sodium 495.1 mg 183.3 mg
Fibre 4.5 g 1.7 g

Member comments & rating

Log in or sign up to join the discussion.

Comments (0)

Be the first to comment.

Rating (0 ratings)


You might also like

Tuna Avocado Salad

Tuna Avocado Salad

Refreshing and filling as a snack, side or meal. Perfect for a healthy lunch at work!

Asian Slaw & Sweet Chilli Tuna

Asian Slaw & Sweet Chilli Tuna

This dish can be eaten cold and crunchy or warm and hearty. Experiment!

Japanese Sesame Tuna Rice Bowl 3-2-1

Japanese Sesame Tuna Rice Bowl 3-2-1

These Japanese poke bowls are quick to prepare and packed full of fresh ingredients.

Prawn & Avocado Rice Paper Rolls

Prawn & Avocado Rice Paper Rolls

Plump prawns, creamy avocado and fresh herbs - a Vietnamese favourite!