Pasta Salad with Smoked Tuna and Romesco Sauce

ingredients for romesco sauce
  • 370gr cherry tomatoes
  • 100gr almonds blanched
  • 100gr day old bread in cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 200gr roasted peppers from a jar
  • 30gr parsley
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • pepper

ingredients for pasta salad
  • 500gr elbow macaroni
  • 450gr frozen peas
  • 320gr tuna smoked in can
  • 300gr Kalamata olives

instructions for romesco sauce

Preheat oven to 200C. Add cherry tomatoes, almonds, bread and garlic in a pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Add all the ingredients of the romesco sauce in a food processor and pulse until well blended. Cover and refridgerate. You can make the sauce 2-3 days in advance. You can serve it also as a dip.

instructions for pasta salad 

Boil elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again. Transfer in a large bowl.
Boil peas, drain, rinse under cold water and drain again. Add peas in the bowl with pasta.
Pit olives, chop and transfer to the bowl.
Add tuna and mix well.

Pour in romesco sauce and mix.

If you make the pasta salad for a picnic party, like i did 😉, you can serve it in plastic bowls with lids. 

The recipe makes 48 servings.


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