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    Summer Addiction Pasta Salad

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    27 mins

    15 mins

    12 mins

    evelyn/athens's Note:

    I make up this salad just about every weekend. Not only is it fresh-tasting and nutritious, but it gets even better with each passing day (in the fridge). I guess I could call this our 'Summer Addiction'.

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    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 lb vary-coloured pasta shells (I get the imported Italian stuff as the colours stay brighter and prettier after cooking)
    • 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
    • 2 (11 ounce) cans canned corn niblets, drained
    • 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna packed in oil, one drained, the other not
    • 1 red pepper, chopped into small pieces
    • 1 green pepper, chopped into small pieces
    • 1 yellow pepper, chopped into small pieces
    • 1 red onion, minced
    • 10 gherkins, chopped



    1. 1
      Cook the pasta until al dente.
    2. 2
      Drain and run under cold water.
    3. 3
      Drain well.
    4. 4
      In a large bowl, combine pasta with kidney beans, corn, tuna (including the oil in one tin), onion, peppers and gherkins.
    5. 5
      Combine all dressing ingredients and pour over pasta.
    6. 6
      Toss to coat and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to cool and blend flavours.
    7. 7
      This is great even 2-3 days after making!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 02, 2003


      this made a nice lunch for us today, and i have plenty left for lunch tomorrow. i used 1 can of black beans , 1 can of corn, and i added some fresh chopped chives. this is a nice basic dish and i could see adding zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms or any other fresh veggies you have in your fridge

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    • on July 27, 2003


      Very good tuna/pasta salad that makes a lot of salad--the leftovers are great for lunches during the week. Since we use tuna packed in water, I increased the olive oil to compensate for the lack of oil in our tuna thus using 6 tablespoons (instead of the amount listed) and I also used baby dill pickles instead of gherkins. Thanks Evelyn for posting this tasty salad.

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    • on March 12, 2008


      Evelyn, Thank you so much for the post! I have made this salad 3 times now and everytime it gets better and better! I love the vibrant colours and the sharp contrast of the sour pickles and the sweet corn! As you have said, it does get better with time so make sure you make at least a night ahead for really yummy results.

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    Nutritional Facts for Summer Addiction Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (314 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 512.0
    Calories from Fat 146
    Total Fat 16.2 g
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    Cholesterol 15.1 mg
    Sodium 1620.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 69.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.0 g
    Sugars 8.6 g
    Protein 25.0 g

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