This tastes so fresh and healthy, it's hard to believe it's a 20 minute pantry supper. It's even faster if you you have a jar of tapenade on hand.
- 6 ounces orzo pasta
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 (6 ounce) cans solid white tuna, drained
- 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 cup kalamata olive, pitted
- 2 teaspoons capers
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 -2 teaspoon thyme (fresh or dried) (optional)
- 1 -2 teaspoon basil (fresh or dried) (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese (pre-grated is fine)
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- Boil water and stock in a large pot.
- Add orzo and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
- While orzo is cooking, process olives, capers, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and optional herbs in a blender or food processor until it resembles a course paste (i.e. tapenade).
- When orzo is cooked, drain it, return it to the pot and stir in the tapenade to coat the noodles. Add more olive oil if it seems dry.
- Mix in flaked tuna, tomatoes, parmesan, garlic powder and freshly ground black pepper.
- Stir well and serve.
This was waaaaaay too salty. It wasn't for us.
Unfortunately, we didn't really like this (my husband especially). I used 2 tsp. dried thyme and 1 tsp. dried basil, and I think the thyme was the problem. However, it was extremely easy, and I would recommend trying it. No chopping!
After reading the reviews, I used wheat elbows instead of orzo. I boiled 3 c. water and only 1 c. of stock. Also, I used a 3.8 oz can of sliced black olives b/c thats what I had in the pantry. I love that most ingrediants were ready to go when I got home! I used basil,fresh thyme and garlic salt (not a full Tsp. since I realized that it was not powder as I was adding it) I topped this with Asiago...yum!