Guys, I’m recovering from an emotional whirlwind of a weekend. Not only have I been reeling from the new villa twist on the best-trash-show-ever, Love Island, but winter is here (GoT reference for the real ones)…I am b.r.o.k.e.
What kind of broke? Well, the type of broke where you still have the cheek and audacity to waltz into M&S to buy something unnecessary, yet delicious – like olive ciabatta – but you’re shaking/sweating at the till because there is a 90% chance that your card will decline just to teach you a lesson. Yes, the olive ciabatta was just one out of the six tasty-yet-pricey things in my basket. Yes, I will be living with my parents until I am 90.
Buttttttt in light of my new broke-ness, I have a treat for you todayyyyy!
Just like the £1 Fish Guy’s deal, this delicious tuna and coleslaw pasta salad recipe is a cheap eat, costing approximately £1 per-portion! My penniless lifestyle means that while I’m so busy working, dodging zombie commuters on the London underground and going for long walks along the coast of my house, I have no money to conveniently eat out, therefore meal prep is a must before I go anywhere.
(Eating out is one of my favourite things to do in the whole entire world, so if you listen carefully, then you should be able to hear me sobbing wildly from wherever you are)
This dish was actually created out of pure panic and desperation. I was in a bit of a pickle because I had to think of a quick meal to cook my family for lunch, despite having few ingredients, plus, I had to get ready to leave the house within half an hour. I gave myself 15 minutes for each activity and it all worked out pretty well if I may say so myself. I didn’t even fall over or break anything :-).
What you thinkin’? By the way, I made this pasta salad using home-made coleslaw, but if you can’t be bothered to mix up your own, then you can 100% buy a ready-made tub. There are loads of great ones out there, but make sure you check the ingredients first to confirm that it doesn’t have anything dodgy in it. You don’t want to make your stomach sad, it’s not worth the convenience. Plus, it could ruin the flavour of your salad. Double sad face.
Also, dare I say that this quick and easy pasta salad is perfect to pack away into small containers for your lunch for the week? Get on it like a car bonnet!
Recipe for tuna and coleslaw pasta salad (5 portions)
2 cans of tuna
1 tbsp. olive oil
coleslaw (mix together 1 ½ grated carrots, ½ grated cabbage, 2tbps. Desiccated coconut, 200ml. mayo, ½ lime squeezed, ¾ grated small white onion, ¼ tsp. ground black peppercorns, pinch of salt)
- Boil fusilli until al dente (approx. 8-10mins), and eggs until well done (approx. 10).
- Crack egg shell and dice egg into small cubes.
- Flake the tuna into a bowl before stirring in the pasta, egg and remaining ingredients.