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Tuna Pasta Salad with Pimiento-Stuffed Olives

A delicious pasta salad tossed together with chunks of tuna, pimiento-stuff olives, cherry tomatoes and a super flavorful lemon-garlic vinaigrette.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 323 kcal
Author Katerina

Ingredients

FOR THE TUNA PASTA SALAD

  • 8- ounces whole grain rigatoni
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 2 cans Chunk Light Tuna in water
  • 1/2- cup sliced STAR Pimiento-Stuffed Queen Olives
  • chopped fresh basil , for garnish

FOR THE LEMON-GARLIC VINAIGRETTE

  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to the directions on the package; drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Set aside and let cool; about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer pasta to a deep salad bowl.
  4. Add halved tomatoes over pasta.
  5. Layer tuna over tomatoes.
  6. Add sliced olives over tuna and set aside.
  7. In a mixing bowl, whisk together minced garlic, lemon zest, pinch of salt, lemon juice, olive oil, water, salt and pepper; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  8. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  9. Add salad dressing to pasta; toss to combine.
  10. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Tuna Pasta Salad with Pimiento-Stuffed Olives
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 323mg13%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Vitamin C 15.4mg19%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.