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Pasta Nicoise

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 1 hr. 25 min.
Tuna, green beans and black olives (the key ingredients in a Nicoise salad) team up in this new twist on a perennial favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb fresh green beans, sliced diagonally into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces and lightly steamed
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, minced
  • 1 Tbs capers (optional)
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbs fresh oregano, minced
  • 2 6 1/2-ounce (185g) cans water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 lb rotini (corkscrew pasta)

Directions

  • Combine green beans, olives, onion, parsley, capers and tomatoes in a large bowl. Combine garlic, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, and oregano in a small jar and shake well. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss well. Let marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.
  • Cook rotini according to package directions. Rinse and drain well. Toss warm pasta with tuna and marinated vegetables. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 360
  Calories from Fat 62 (17%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(4%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(0%)Cholesterol 1mg
(6%)Sodium 135mg
(9%)Potassium 320mg
Total Carbohydrate 63g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(23%)Protein 11g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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