Rigatoni with tuna and salsa

By admin
12 September 2014

The hearty flavours of this tasty meal-in-one make it hard to believe it’s suitable for slimmers.

Serves 6 · Preparation time: 15 min · Cooking time: 10 - 15 min · Cooling time: 10 min

SALSA

  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 large firm tomato, diced
  • 6 calamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon

PASTA

  • 250 g wholewheat rigatoni
  • 30 ml (2 T) olive oil
  • 45 ml (3 T) balsamic vinegar
  • 30 ml (2 T) chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 gherkins, grated
  • 2 capers, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (170 g each) tuna in water, well drained
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 SALSA Mix the ingredients, cover and set aside.

2 PASTA Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions until just done and drain.

3 Meanwhile mix the oil, vinegar, parsley, gherkins and capers and add 30 ml (2 T) of the pasta cooking water.

4 Transfer the pasta to a bowl, pour over the sauce and toss. Leave to cool.

5 Add the salsa and tuna and toss. Season with salt and pepper.

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