Tasty Pasta Salad Recipe – Great Healthy Meal for Only a Few Pounds

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Tasty Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is the best recipe to prepare whenever you are running low on time but still want to prepare something tasty and nutritious. Like almost all pasta recipes, this one is also on the low-cost side, with all ingredients that are easy to find and simple to prepare. We bring you a delicious version of a cold pasta salad, but as it is a very versatile recipe, you can add various ingredients.

  • Total Time: 27 Minutes


  • 320 g penne or fusili pasta
  • 40 g arugula salad, washed and dried
  • 160 g tuna in oil, drained
  • 80 g cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 50 g black olives, cut in rounds
  • 150 g mozzarella, cut in cubes
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. 
  2. Cut and prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Drain it and place it in a large serving bowl. Coat it with some extra virgin olive oil and let it cool for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, and season with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Toss gently to combine.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


·        To cook the pasta “al dente,” you should drain it one minute before the time indicated on the package instructions.

·        You can drizzle the pasta with balsamic vinegar glaze and garnish it with seeds or nuts, adding some crunchy texture to the recipe.


  • Author: foodsavingexpert
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 Minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: Salad


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 448
  • Sugar: 0.9g
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 23.5g
  • Cholesterol: 76mg

Keywords: pasta, salad, healthy