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    Pesto Tuna Pasta Salad

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    21 mins

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    JackieOhNo!'s Note:

    I am always looking for recipes that my boyfriend, Bill, can take to work for his lunch. I like to make sure they include both some protein and carbs, since he does heavy physical labor and needs to be appropriately refueled. I came up with this recipe, which met those requirements, and it tastes great, too! It's simple, quick, and travels well.

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    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package directions.
    2. 2
      While pasta cooks, mix tuna, pesto, pepper, mayonnaise, cheese, olives, and lemon juice in a large bowl.
    3. 3
      When pasta is cooked, drain and rinse with cold water.
    4. 4
      Add pasta to tuna mixture and mix well.
    5. 5
      Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 06, 2009


      This makes a quick, easy, and tasty lunch. I didn't have rotini, but used small shells instead. Also omiited the olives as I don't care for them. Thanks for posting Jackie!

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    • on March 28, 2010


      I made this for lunch today and enjoyed it immensely. My BF also thought it was tasty. The mayo and pesto blended together very well. I only used a small can of olives as I thought 8 oz would be overkill. Thanks for sharing:)

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    • on September 28, 2008


      I made it for lunch and we didn't wait the 30 minutes requested. It was still good. I'm sure it's even tastier now. That recipes gives a lot. I can say more than 4 servings (for us). So it's going to be perfect for our lunches. Thanks Jackie. Made for 123 hit wonders

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Tuna Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (328 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 817.0
    Calories from Fat 289
    Total Fat 32.1 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 65.0 mg
    Sodium 1450.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 70.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 3.5 g
    Protein 59.2 g

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    pesto sauce


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