Apr 15, 2008

TUNA SALAD PASTA

I am a fan of salad. Any kinds of salad. I enjoy fruits in my salad. Lately I have been having lots of Tuna with Pasta Salad. It is simple to make and you don't really have to bother with handling raw meat. Tuna's are the best in either brine or olive oil.

Here is what you will need. A dash of vegetable oil, salt, 200g of penne or spiral pasta or your choice of pasta, 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 2 tsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, Black Pepper, 3-4 ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped, 5 spring onions, sliced, 200g can of Tuna, drained and flaked, and a tbsp of chopped fresh parsley.

Method: Boil the pasta in a large pan of water. When it simmers and your pasta is al-dente, add a dash of vegetable oil and 2 tsp of salt in the water. The oil will prevent the pasta from sticking together when you drain the water off.

In a mixing bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper together to make a dressing.

Place the pasta that is just right and warm in a salad bowl. Add the oil based dressing onto the pasta and mix it well. Lastly, add tomatoes, spring onions, tuna and sprinkle the chopped parsley on it.

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