Quick Tuna Couscous
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Serves: 6
A quick, easy lunch with an exotic taste.


  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 420 g can tuna in spring water, drained
  • 420 g can reduced-salt corn kernels, drained
  • 2 cups frozen peas, defrosted
  • 4 spring onions (including green tops), sliced
  • 1 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp curry powder, optional


  1. Place couscous in a small heatproof bowl, pour over boiling water; cover and set aside for 3 minutes.
  2. Into a large bowl combine tuna, corn, peas, spring onions and coriander.
  3. Fluff couscous with a fork to separate grains and stir through sweet chilli sauce, lemon juice and curry powder.
  4. Add couscous to salad ingredients, mix well and serve.


  • Replace couscous with 2 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice.
  • Add a drained 420g can of no-added-salt 4-bean mix, chickpeas or cannellini beans.
Serving Suggestion: Add a diced avocado just before serving.
Comment: To defrost frozen peas, pour boiling water over them and let sit for a few minutes, or microwave for 2 minutes on HIGH with a splash of water.

Healthy tip!

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

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 958 kJ 421 kJ
Protein 18.7 g 8.2 g
Fat, total 2.3 g 1 g
— saturated 0.5 g 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 29.4 g 13 g
— sugars 4.7 g 2.1 g
Sodium 249.1 mg 109.7 mg
Fibre 7.2 g 3.2 g

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Comments (2)

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    Delicious and easy to make. Hearty enough for dinner.
    Catherine Munster
    Posted on: 26 Aug 19

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    This is definitely a winner. I would add a bit of heat to it to make it better next time. Maybe some chilli or a touch of tabasco.
    Tania Smith
    Posted on: 08 Oct 14

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