Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad
With a light yoghurt dressing, our Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad is slimming friendly and low on calories and points.
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Originally from Nice in the south of France, our twist on a classic dish includes filling pasta and fresh, crispy veggies.
Our Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad includes such a creamy, rich dressing that it’s hard to believe it’s still slimming friendly! Even though we’ve used pasta, you could substitute for gluten free pasta or even potatoes: this dish is so versatile and easy to make.
Perfect for summer picnics or satisfying packed lunches. You can even prepare it the night before to save time in the morning!
What diets is this Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad suitable for?
This Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad recipe can be made gluten free by swapping the pasta for a gluten free alternative.
This Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad recipe can be made dairy free by swapping the yoghurt for a dairy free alternative.
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad?
Everything you need to make this recipe is easy to find in your local supermarket!
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You’ll need a saucepan to boil the pasta, like this one from Amazon. A good set should last years!
A whisk is essential for a smooth dressing. We like this one from Amazon.
How many calories are in this Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad?
There are 357 calories per portion in this Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.
To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!
This Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
Boil the eggs for 8 minutes, then plunge into cold water to cool. Peel and cut in half.
While the eggs are cooling, cook the pasta for 9-12 minutes or according to packet instructions. Cool under some cold water and drain.
While the pasta is cooking, cook the green beans in a pan of boiling salted water. We cooked them for 5 minutes, so they still had some “bite” but cook them a little longer if you prefer. Plunge into cold water to cool quickly and drain well.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients, and season with the salt and pepper, according to taste.
Divide the salad leaves onto 2 plates, arrange the remaining salad ingredients on top, and serve drizzled with the dressing.
What could I serve with this Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad?
Serve alongside these summery sides for the perfect lunch in the garden!
How do you know when Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad is cooked?
You should cook the eggs in this Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad until they are hard boiled, and cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad in the fridge overnight.
Can I freeze Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad?
Because this recipe uses fresh salad, it’s not suitable for freezing and best enjoyed fresh. You can prepare it the night before if you’d like!
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Tuna Niçoise Pasta Salad
With a light yoghurt dressing, our Tuna Niçoise Salad is slimming friendly and low on calories and points.
- KCals 357
- Carbs 37G
- Boil the eggs for 8 minutes, then plunge into cold water to cool. Peel and cut in half.
- While the eggs are cooling, cook the pasta for 9-12 minutes or according to packet instructions. Cool under some cold water and drain.
- While the pasta is cooking, cook the green beans in a pan of boiling salted water. We cooked them for 5 minutes, so they still had some "bite" but cook them a little longer if you prefer. Plunge into cold water to cool quickly and drain well.
- Whisk together the dressing ingredients, and season with the salt and pepper, according to taste.
- Divide the salad leaves onto 2 plates, arrange the remaining salad ingredients on top, and serve drizzled with the dressing.
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Anita KitchingTuesday 27th July 2021
Can’t wait to make the Niçoise salad looks really yummy, another winner lady’s x👏👏👏
HollyWednesday 28th July 2021
Hey Anita, thanks for getting in touch! Let us know how you get on!
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