I can't thing of anything more appropriate for lunch in the summer than a classic pasta salad. I found a recipe that included canned tuna and various veggies. I adapted it a little to take advantage of the things I had on hand and I came up with a super easy summer pasta salad. I thought about calling this "whatever you have in the fridge pasta salad," but that's a little long and unnecessary. But, you really can throw anything in whatever you have on hand. Some red peppers or spinach, even some chopped carrots or celery would have been a good.
It keeps in the fridge for a few days, so it's the perfect thing to make at the beginning of the week to have on hand when you need to grab a quick lunch! This is the original recipe that inspired my pasta salad, but below is my version. I love the use of canned tuna as opposed to chicken which you find in most pasta salads. There are no real measurements because I was just throwing things in. You can alter this in anyway, so add in and flavor it however you want.
Summer Pasta Salad
with tuna, tomato and feta:
serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side
whole wheat shell pasta, cooked
1 package or can of tuna
big handful of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
yellow onion chopped
about a tablespoon of fresh chopped basil (I was running short so I threw in some dried basil as well)
drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Cook your pasta. While it is cooking chop your herbs, tomatoes and onion. Throw everything together and their you have, simple summer pasta salad!
Whip this up and stick it in the fridge for lunch this week!