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Tuna Pasta Salad

Description
Preparation
15 minutes
Cooking
10 minutes
Portions
4 servings

Ingredients

Pasta salad:

  • 1 box (350 g) rotinis (or other pasta, to taste)
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) sun dried tomato dressing
  • 2 cans of 170 g each, tuna, drained
  • 18 cherry tomatoes (varied colors), cut in half
  • 100 g (3 1/2 oz) Mozzarella, diced
  • 1/2 minced red onion
  • 45 ml (3 tablespoons) minced basil

Optional:

  • 3 halves of peppers (red, orange, yellow), minced
  • 12 black olives

Preparation

Salad:

  1. In a saucepan, boil salted water and cook pasta until al dente
  2. Cool under cold water, drain.
  3. In a large bowl, pour dressing.
  4. Add tuna, pasta, cherry tomatoes, cheese, onion, basil - add peppers and olives to taste. 
  5. Add salt & pepper, mix.

Sun dried tomato dressing:

  1. In a blender, mix all following ingredients for 30 to 40 seconds:
    • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) sun dried tomato pesto
    • 180 ml (3/4 cup) olive oil
    • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) chive, chopped
    • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
    • 45 ml (3 tablespoons) parsley, chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, chopped
    • Salt & pepper

Source: © Pratico-Pratiques 2017

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