Italian Pasta Salad
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
4 serves 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!

Try mustard instead of mayonnaise to add extra flavour to your salads and sandwiches.

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

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