Red Lentil Penne Pasta Salad

I must admit it: salads are part of my life. I rarely go for one day without having a salad.

Red Lentil Penne Pasta Salad

And the good part of being a salad lover is that there are an infinity of options. There are so many kind of salads that one can never have enough.

I always try to have a balanced meal and this salad is just perfect. I love lentils pasta because they are entirely made from one ingredient: lentils, are an excellent source of proteins and fibers, are gluten free and non-GMO.

This salad has only a few ingredients, it is super simple to make and is incredibly delicious and healthy.

Red Lentil Penne Pasta Salad
This salad has only a few ingredients, it is super simple to make and is incredibly delicious and healthy.
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What you need:

  • Red lentil penne pasta, other shapes of pasta are ok too
  • Tuna flakes in extra virgin olive oil, drained
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh mozzarella 
  • Pitted Kalamata olives
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How to do it:

Boil the pasta al dente. Rinse it with cold water, drain it and place it in a bowl or plate.

Cut the cherry tomatoes and the mozzarella, and add them to the pasta.

Add the tuna flakes and olives too.

Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper, add some fresh basil leaves, and enjoy it!

Red Lentil Penne Pasta Salad
Red Lentil Penne Pasta Salad
Red Lentil Penne Pasta Salad

This red lentil penne pasta salad is super simple and quick to make! Perfect for a healthy quick lunch or dinner!

Nutritional Information:

Enjoy it! Eat healthy, stay healthy!

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Red Lentil Penne Pasta Salad

This salad has only a few ingredients, it is super simple to make and is incredibly delicious and healthy.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course First Course, Lunch, Pasta, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1
Calories 509 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g red lentil penne pasta
  • 60 g tuna flakes in extra virgin olive oil, drained
  • 50 g cherry tomatoes
  • 60 g fresh mozzarella
  • 5 pitted kalamata olives
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Boil the pasta al dente. Rinse it with cold water, drain it and place it in a bowl or plate.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes and the mozzarella, and add them to the pasta.
  • Add the tuna flakes and olives too.
  • Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper, add some fresh basil leaves, and enjoy it!
Keyword easy and healthy recipes, healthy and balanced meal, healthy lunch ideas, healthy salad recipes, red lentil pasta, red lentil penne pasta salad, tuna and pasta salad
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22 thoughts

  1. Lovely recipe, nice looking, photography at its best. Recipe shared simply and more easily understandable. With your recipe way, no food is hard to cook βœ¨πŸ€— Have a lovely weekend Ribana.

  2. This looks absolutely delicious 😍 you can never go wrong with pasta salad πŸ˜‹ thanks for sharing and have a good day ☺️ I hope your summer is going well πŸ€— xx Aiva

    1. Thank you very much Aiva! I’m glad you like it! Very true! A pasta salad is always welcomed πŸ˜‹ I’m in summer all year long and so far so good ☺️ I still can’t get enough of sunny days πŸ€©β˜€οΈ

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