Pleasing pasta


2 spring onions

4 x 15ml spoon sweetcorn (drained)

1/4 cucumber

200g can mixed beans

1 small can tuna (in water)

200g of cooked bow-tie pasta (farfalle)

1 x 15ml spoon reduced fat dressing

A few sprigs of fresh coriander


Chopping board, kitchen scissors, measuring spoons, table knife, can opener, sieve, small basin, fork, mixing bowl, wooden spoon.


1. Prepare the vegetables:

  • snip the spring onions, using scissors;
  • measure the sweetcorn;
  • chop the cucumber into small pieces;
  • open, drain and rinse the beans in a sieve over the sink.

2. Carefully open and drain the tuna. Place in a small basin and break up gently with a fork.

3. Place the vegetables, beans, tuna and pasta in a large mixing bowl.

4. Pour over the dressing.

5. Stir everything together.

6. Snip coriander over the salad, using scissors.  

7. Serve.

Top tips:

  • Use different vegetables or fruit, e.g. French beans, mango.
  • Add strips of cooked chicken, ham or beef.


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Food skills:

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Cut, Chop, Slice, Dice & Trim
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Mix, Stir & Combine

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