Easy Tuna Pasta Salad

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Total Time
25 mins
15 mins

We make this easy pasta salad a lot in the summer - it's delicious at room temp or cold on hot days, and there's no mayo in it, so it travels well, too. We also make this during the winter, to remember what summer tasted like. It makes a great light lunch or dinner. Adapted from a Gourmet recipe.

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  1. Cook pasta to al dente.
  2. While the pasta cooks, finely grate enough lemon zest to measure 1 tablespoon and squeeze 1 teaspoon juice (or more, to taste) Mince garlic.
  3. Cut basil into thin strips.
  4. Chop scallions and tomatoes.
  5. Toast and chop nuts.
  6. In a large bowl toss together all ingredients except for pasta.
  7. Check and correct seasoning, lemon juice, and amount of olive oil.
  8. When pasta is done, add it to bowl and toss with combined ingredients.
  9. Check and correct seasonings again.