This pasta salad recipe is a fiver-rich complete meal, with vegetables, tuna, and cheese.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
chill:
4 hrs to 1 day
Servings:
8
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Citrus Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a Dutch oven according to package directions, adding the artichoke hearts the last 5 minutes of cooking; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Halve any large artichoke hearts.

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  • Transfer pasta and artichoke hearts to a very large bowl. Gently stir in tuna, mushrooms, sweet peppers, and olives.

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  • Pour Lemon Dressing over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Before serving, gently stir in tomatoes and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 servings.

To Tote:

Transport salad, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese in an insulated cooler with ice packs.

For 4 Servings:

Prepare using method above, except cook pasta and artichoke hearts in a large saucepan. Stir salad together in a large bowl.

Nutrition Facts (Citrus Tuna Pasta Salad)

394 calories; total fat 12g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 407mg; potassium 466mg; carbohydrates 45g; fiber 6g; sugar 4g; protein 25g; vitamin aRE; vitamin a 534IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 8mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 89mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 101mg; iron 3mg.

Lemon Dressing

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  • In a small bowl whisk together lemon peel, lemon juice, rice vinegar, salad oil, snipped fresh thyme, sugar, black pepper, and garlic. Makes about 3/4 cup.

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