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Sarah's Smoked Tuna Pasta Salad

Created by SarahAnderson

A healthy light pasta salad of smoked tuna, avocado, sweetcorn and red onion, dressed with a vinaigrette.

2 people
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Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
15 mins


  • 120g tin smoked tuna in olive oil (you can buy this tinned from a well known brand...)
  • 200g fusilli pasta
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 large avocado
  • 150g sweetcorn (salad crisp)
  • 1/2 tblspn olive oil (to add to the oil drained from the tuna)
  • 1-2 tblspn white wine vinegar
  • As required salt & pepper

Recipe Method

Cook the fusilli as per packet instructions (usually 13 mins) - don't undercook the pasta for this as it preferable to have it slightly soft for a salad. Once cooked, soak in cold water to cool. Once cooled, drain thoroughly and add to a large bowl.

Chop the red onion into think slices and add to the bowl.

Add the tinned sweetcorn (drained) to the bowl.

Slice the avocado in half, remove the stone and skin (I use a thin dessert spoon for this - slide the spoon under the skin and remove the flesh), then slice into thick slices. Add these to the bowl.

Drain the smoked tuna into a small dish, then flake the tuna into the bowl. Add the white wine vinegar to the tuna oil (the oil will have a lovely smoked flavour, adding to the dish) and mix to make the vinaigrette. Add extra light olive oil as required until the vinaigrette is to your taste (I like it vinegary for this dish!).

Add the vinaigrette to the bowl, season with several good grinds of pepper and season as required with salt (smoked sea salt is great for this to add extra smoked flavour).


Don't forget to reserve the tuna oil from the tin for the dressing, adds a delicious smokey flavour !

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  • SteveA 17/01/2013 Review Score: 4
    Really quick and easy to make, yet still delicious :-)

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