Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Cherry tomato and tuna pasta salad recipe

If you are sick of paying out a fortune for lunch then this recipe will help you keep some of those dollars in your pocket. This tuna pasta salad is studded with juicy cherry tomatoes and dressed in a tangy dressing.



  • 4 cups cooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (60ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp seeded mustard
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tin (185g) tuna, drained and flaked


Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss together. Place into four lunch boxes and refrigerate until required.


  • You can season this with sea salt, cracked black pepper, seasoned or chicken salt.
  • A little red onion, finely sliced, is a great addition to these flavours.
  • I used bow tie pasta but you can use any pasta of your choice.
  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.  You can follow Sophie on Local is LovelyFacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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