• 12 oz stubby pasta
  • ¼ c olive oil
  • ¼ c lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • ½ pint cherry tomatoes, halved (about 12 tomatoes)
  • 2 cans (3.5 oz each) of tuna, packed in water, drained
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped broccoli


  • In a large saucepan of boiling water, cook the pasta according to package directions until tender (about 8-12 minutes).
  • While the pasta cooks, in a large bowl, mix together the olive oil and the lemon juice.
  • Add the mayonnaise, the pinch of salt and the pinch of pepper.
  • Set aside; drain the cooked pasta.
  • Add to the bowl with lemon dressing.
  • Toss until coated; add in tomatoes, tuna, bell pepper and broccoli.
  • Toss gently.
  • Serve at room temperature.

Kids Can: Help measure ingredients, cut tomatoes using a plastic knife (older children), stir dressing together, mix ingredients.

Change it up: Add in any veggies you have on hand. Bump up the fiber content by using whole-wheat pasta.

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