Italian tuna and tomato pasta salad

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    30 min

    A fresh pasta salad packed with tuna, sun dried tomatoes, olives, capers and fresh herbs. I often make it a few hours before serving so it has time to rest and absorb all the different flavours.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 400g penne pasta
    • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 50g sun dried tomatoes
    • 30g capers
    • 50g pitted black olives
    • 1 bunch fresh basil, finely chopped
    • 1 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
    • 1 (200g) tin tuna in sunflower oil
    • olive oil, to taste
    • dried oregano, to taste

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Cook pasta in lightly salted, boiling water according to the instructions on the packet, until al dente; drain well.
    2. Combine cherry tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, capers, olives, basil, parsley and salt in a bowl; mix in tuna and 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper; fold in pasta until coated. Garnish with dried oregano and chill pasta in fridge for 1 or 2 hours before serving.

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