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    Albacore Tuna and Bow Tie Pasta Salad

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    Cookgirl's Note:

    Yet another Trader Joe's copycat recipe for one of their excellent pre-packaged salads. Perfectly acceptable to use canned tuna, but for a real treat try some fresh albacore! Please note that all of my ingredient amounts are estimated.

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    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse under cold water to halt cooking. Drain.
    2. 2
      Broil or pan fry fresh tuna. Set aside. (If using canned tuna, drain and place the tuna in a serving bowl and proceed with recipe.).
    3. 3
      Combine dressing ingredients in non-reactive bowl and blend well.
    4. 4
      Break up the fresh tuna into bite size pieces and place in serving bowl with the pasta. Toss dressing gently with the pasta, tuna and remaining salad ingredients.
    5. 5
      Keep covered and chilled until ready to serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 10, 2012


      I made this excellent tuna pasta salad for myself for lunch today and am looking forward to sharing the leftovers with DH for our lunch tomorrow. Like another reviewer indicated, I liked that this salad does not seem heavy. The lemon gives it a light, fresh flavor. I used a good white wine vinegar and I reduced the sugar by half; as like another reviewer, I do not like my dressings to be too sweet. With this modification, it was perfect for me. I used fresh dill and may add even a little more next time as I really enjoyed the dill flavor in this salad. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting!

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    • on July 13, 2009


      I enjoyed this very much. It's not nearly as heavy as the usual mayo tuna pasta salads. I used the mini bowtie pasta, added extra capers and used a vidalia onion instead of red onion. I may seem watery at first, but as with most pasta salads, it absorbs the moisture. Thanx for posting!

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    • on July 04, 2011


      This a very nice salad. I took the easy way and used canned tuna. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us.

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    Nutritional Facts for Albacore Tuna and Bow Tie Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (115 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 294.6
    Calories from Fat 146
    Total Fat 16.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 39.7 mg
    Sodium 423.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 4.0 g
    Protein 16.9 g

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