- 1 Red bell pepperlarge
- 4 quarts Water
- 2 ¼ tsp Saltdivided
- 6 ounces Penne pastauncooked
- 2 cups Arugulacoarsely chopped
- ¼ cup Shallotsthinly sliced
- 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp Capersdrained
- 1 tbsp Olive oilextra-virgin
- 1 jar Canned tunapremium packed in oil (such as Ortiz), drained and flaked
Easy Penne and Tuna Salad
If I cook a pasta dish which uses penne, I always cook extra pasta so that I can make this Easy Penne and Tuna Salad for lunch the day after. I love pasta salads – they are quick and easy. They taste delicious and everything is mixed up in one bowl so it is easy to clean up too.
Start by roasting red bell pepper. If you don’t have leftover pasta, cook the penne according to the package directions. Assemble the salad by combining bell pepper, pasta, arugula, capers, shallots and tuna in a large bowl. Serve with freshly baked bread.
To make my version of Easy Penne and Tuna Salad, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Easy Penne and Tuna Salad
Preheat boiler and prepare a baking sheet
Broil bell pepper
Slice the bell pepper in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and membranes and discard. Place the pepper halves on the prepared baking sheet with the skin facing up. Flatten the pepper halves with your hand. Place under the broiler for 15 minutes, until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag and seal and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Peel the skin from the pepper and chop into pieces.
Assemble the salad
Fantastic meal, I love everything about it and penne is easily my favorite type of pasta, well done perfecting this!
Used bowtie pasta instead and had some cheesy garlic bread with it, was ultra delicious making this again asap.
Fast and easy penne dish, loved it a lot.
Sharing this with my mom so that she could perfect it because when I made it the tuna taste was very distinct, liked it anyway though and so did the hubby.
Going to be making this a lot now that I'm a stay at home mom, this is a very cheap to make and tasty dish.
Cooked this for yesterdays dinner and ate the leftovers today, taste even better cold!
Making this for the second time and thought I'd leave a review this time since this is a delightful dish, I recommend making this even if you don't like tuna, this might just change your mind.
Good penne and just as brilliant as the whole wheat spaghetti with broccoli, love everything you guys post.
Simple and delightful pasta with tuna, made it and was good.
The red bell pepper did not taste good with the tuna at all in my opinion so i took it out but after that it was good.
Didn't expect to bookmark this page when I was just looking for things to cook but you guys have the best stuff on here and the easiest instructions to follow, love this cooking site.
Penne came out mushy after 30 minutes but was still edible and flavor was still there, next time taking it out sooner though.
My daughter hates tuna and any type of fish at all but when I made her this she didn't even bother to complain because it tasted so good and the flavors really make the fishy taste disappear.
Easy instructions but the tuna doesn't go with it for me like the classic pasta primavera did.
Found this today and tried to make it just as tasty as it looks, was a success thanks to the simple instructions, thanks.
YUMMY is all I have to say!! Very good pasta and I absolutely love tuna sooo much tyty for sharing this.
Made this for family brunch and it was perfect since it's not too heavy and it was very simple and fast to make.
Thank you! Approved!
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