Tuna-Pasta Salad Recipe

Step 1

Blanch the green beans in boiling water about 2 minutes, or until just crisp but tender. Drain, rinse under cold water and pat dry.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine the cooked green beans with tomatoes, scallions, olives, capers, garlic, salt, pepper and 4 T parsley. Drizzle in the olive oil, folding ingredients gently. Let rest at room temperature for at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.

Step 3

To serve, flake the tuna in large pieces; add to the sauce. Add the cooked pasta and toss gently. Adjust seasonings and garnish with remaining T of parsley. Serve at room temperature.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2lb Green Beans
  • -cut into 1/2 inch lengths
  • 8 Ripe Plum Tomatoes
  • -cut into 8 pieces each
  • 6 Scallions
  • -with 3 inches green
  • -cut on diagonal
  • -into thin slices
  • 1/2c Pitted Black Olives
  • -Coarsely chopped
  • 1tb Tiny Capers
  • 1ts Finely Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • -to taste
  • 5tb Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1/4c Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2cn Water Packed Tuna Fish
  • -drained
  • 3/4lb Tube shaped Pasta
  • -(Ziti or Penne)
  • -cooked al dente

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