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Tuna & Walnut Pasta Salad

From: Walnut Marketing Board

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Serves 4

 

This salad tastes great the day it's make, even better the next day so make extra and pack leftovers for lunch the next day!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup nonfat yogurt
  • 3 Tbsps white wine or cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsps chopped black olives
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme OR 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 oz. Fusilli (corkscrew), penne, or other large pasta shape
  • 1 (6 oz.) can water-packed tuna
  • ½ cup California walnuts
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced roasted, peeled red peppers (packed in jars)
  • 2 Tbsps chopped parsley

Directions

  1. To make the dressing, in a small bowl, place the yogurt, vinegar, olives, thyme and garlic. Stir to combine, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain in a colandar, then rinse well and drain again.
  3. Drain tuna and place in a large bowl with the walnuts and peppers and toss to combine.
  4. Before serving, add the dressing and stir to coat the ingredients evenly.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley. Serves 4.


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