Looking for something easy to throw together for dinner? Something that won’t kill you? How about a fresh pasta salad? How about a pasta salad that requires absolutely no culinary skills? Something a monkey could make – provided that monkey could cook pasta and slice a few veggies. Whelp, I’m here to answer your prayers.


Pasta. Tuna. Veggies. The spinach will make you stronger. The tuna will make you swim better. You could make this for lunch. Or as a side for your dinner. Picture it beside a barbecued burger. Picture yourself shovelling it into your mouth. That’s right, sista. You’re alone, and you’re eating pasta salad. Your cruddy kids are off burning down the village, and you’ve got the place to yourself.

Go ahead. Dream the dream.

(This will serve two as a meal, and four as a side dish.)

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Pasta Salad – adapted slightly from Joy the Baker – download and print

  • 2 cups lightly packed spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 can tuna in water, drained and flaked or crumbled
  • 1 cup sliced snap peas
  • 2 cups pasta, cooked
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 heaping teaspoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar and black pepper.  Set aside.

Cook pasta, drain and rinse in cool water.

Toss together the pasta, tuna, veggies, spinach and sauce.  Taste and add salt if necessary.



  1. maudiemaudie on May 25, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Thank you very much for this weeks pasta recipe – looks yum. I was going to do the cut up lasagne again as it went down so well last week but now I think this might replace it.

    • movita on May 25, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      I am here to serve. And now I’m kinda cravin’ that pasta bake…

  2. emmalina73 on May 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Nom nom nom….what is that burning smell? Oh hahahaha those crazy kids…nom nom nom…oh well…..Oh hello officer, can I help you?

    • movita on May 25, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Duh, you’re eating… don’t answer the door.

  3. movita beaucoup on May 12, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in May 2011. Happy cooking!

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