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This tuna pasta salad is a perfect make-ahead recipe for lunch boxes, especially if the kids want something different to a sandwich.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Tuna pasta salad


  • 1 cup (180g) dried macaroni
  • 200g red Perino tomatoes, halved
  • 2 celery sticks, very finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 185g can tuna in springwater, drained, flaked
  • 1/3 cup (100g) whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs lemon juice

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions. Refresh under cold water. Drain well.

  2. Step 2

    Place the pasta in a large bowl. Add the tomato, celery, spring onion and tuna. Toss to combine. 

  3. Step 3

    Combine mayonnaise and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add to the pasta mixture and toss to combine. Spoon into 4 small airtight containers and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Recipe tip

Switch it: Got carrot and cucumber in the fridge? Use them here instead of the celery and spring onion.