Lumache & Tuna Salad

This recipe is taken from the Favuzzi website:

Favuzzi’s pasta is made in a small countryside village near Genoa, in a valley of the Ligurian Apennines in northern Italy. Attention to every detail and respect for the length of the drying process enhance the rich, subtle flavour of this pasta made from premium durum wheat semolina blended with pure spring water from the Antola Natural Park. They are available in 7 different shapes, including the lumache we have chosen for this tasty salad.

Lumache means “snail” in Italian, a reference to the pasta’s classic snail-shell shape. This full shape gives it enough volume to hold rustic, thick and chunky sauces, but since it is hollow, it is also a good match for more delicate, runny sauces.

Preparation - 30 minutes


Serves 4 to 6

  • 250 g (1/2 pack) Favuzzi lumache pasta **Available at The Olive Oil Co.**

  • 190 g (1 jar) tuna fillets, drained and crumbled

  • 12 small cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100 g pumpkin or sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) canned corn, drained
  • 60 ml (4 tablespoons) Mild or Medium UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Mild hot sauce of your choice, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cook pasta for 9 minutes, then cool under cold water to prevent from sticking.

  2. Add tuna, tomatoes, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, corn, hot sauce and lime juice, then mix well.

  3. Season with salt and pepper and finish with a drizzle of olive oil.

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