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Pasta nicoise

Pasta nicoise

Tuna, beans, tomatoes and olives are a classic combination – so why not try our twist on this French classic with pasta – to make it a super-filling hot meal for all the family.

Just £5.80

Best Buy Lidl Olive Oil 750ml £2.29

SERVES 6 PREP 15 MINS

COOK 10 MINS

350g penne pasta

100ml olive oil

1 red onion, chopped

250g green beans, halved

250g cherry tomatoes

5tbsp capers

4tbsp black olives

2tbsp lemon juice

150ml soured cream

3tbsp parsley

200g tuna, drained from brine

1 Cook the pasta in boiling salted water for 10 mins until just tender.

2 Meanwhile, heat 1tbsp olive oil and fry the  onion for a few mins, to soften.

3 Add the beans to the boiling pasta for the last 3 mins of cooking time.

4 Put the tomatoes, capers and olives into a large bowl. Put the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, soured cream and seasoning into a jar, seal and shake to mix.

5 Drain the pasta and beans, add to the bowl with the tuna and dressing. Toss together to combine.Per serving: 439 cals, 20.5g fat (5.5g saturated) 46g carbs

SAVE MONEY!

BIG UP YOUR LEFTOVERS…

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Salsa Nicoise pasta

TOMATO SALSA NICOISE PASTA

Just 50p

 

Serves 2

Fry 1 chopped onion in  2tbsp olive oil for 5 mins, to soften. Add a crushed garlic clove  and 400g canned tomatoes, simmer for 5 mins. Stir in a few generous spoonfuls of leftover pasta nicoise. Warm through, season and serve.

 

 

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The new Nicoise salad

THE NEW NICOISE SALAD

Just 90p

Serves 2

Boil 2 eggs for 8 mins until just firm, drain and cool. Cube 2 slices bread, fry in 1tbsp olive oil with 1 crushed garlic clove until golden. Break up lettuce leaves from 1 little gem lettuce, put into 2 bowls (or lunch boxes). Tip in a couple of generous spoonfuls of Tuna nicoise pasta into each. Season and scatter with croutons and drizzle each with 1tbsp dressing.