Rainbow Pasta Salad Jars


These bright and colorful jars are easy to make, carry around, and are packed with essential nutrients and vitamins. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 4 medium mason jars or 6 small mason jars 

  • 1 box whole grain rotini (follow cooking instructions on the box)
  • 1 cup green peas 
  • 1 can tuna in olive oil, drained
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 small pack chives, snipped (optional)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 orange pepper, cut into little cubes
  • 1 can sweetcorn, drained
  • 4-6 medium or large mason jars


Step 1

Cook the pasta until it is still a little al dente (2 mins less than the pack instructions) and drain well. Cook the peas in simmering water for 2 mins, then rinse in cold water and drain well, set aside.

Step 2

Mix the tuna with mayonnaise, yogurt, and salt, finish with a squeeze of lemon juice, mix well. Add the chives, if using.

Step 3

Tip the pasta into a large glass bowl or four small ones, or four wide-necked jars (useful for taking on picnics).

Step 4

Spoon the tuna dressing over the top of the pasta. Add a layer of peas, followed by a layer of cherry tomatoes, then the orange pepper and sweetcorn.

Step 5

Cover and chill until you’re ready to eat.

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