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    Tuna, Cheese and Pasta Salad

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    Cher Jewhurst's Note:

    Three-color pasta, cubed cheese, tuna, and roasted sweet peppers blend into a spunky salad that we enjoy over 2 suppers during hot summer days. This is an excellent salad that I've served with or without cashews since sometimes I forget those. Fresh basil is essential to this recipe and we just have some fancy fresh breads and butter with it. I don't recall which of my magazines I got this from but it's favorite of mine.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
    2. 2
      Rinse with cold water; drain again.
    3. 3
      Transfer pasta to large bowl.
    4. 4
      Stir in cheese, peas, celery and basil, AND tuna and peppers. (Thanks Sandylee for catching this).
    5. 5
      Pour salad dressing over pasta mixture; toss gently to combine.
    6. 6
      Cover and chill for 2 - 8 hours.
    7. 7
      To serve, stir in a few tablespoons additional salad dressing, if necessary, to moisten pasta mixture.
    8. 8
      Arrange romaine leaves in salad bowl or on chilled dinner plates.
    9. 9
      Top with pasta mixture.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle with cashews.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 15, 2012

      55

      This really is an excellent version of pasta salad with tuna. I used cheddar cheese and a creamy roasted garlic Caesar salad dressing with 2 (7 oz.) cans of tuna (we like a lot of tuna). I also used a combination of roasted red and yellow peppers, which livened up the color even further! I did not use the cashews or lettuce (since I packed this in a container to take to work for lunch). I think the fresh basil really punched things up, but the whole recipe was delicious! Thanks for sharing! Made for Fall PAC 2012.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tuna, Cheese and Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (176 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 237.5
     
    Calories from Fat 114
    48%
    Total Fat 12.7 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    25%
    Cholesterol 40.5 mg
    13%
    Sodium 1021.6 mg
    42%
    Total Carbohydrate 10.2 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    8%
    Sugars 2.1 g
    8%
    Protein 21.1 g
    42%

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    tri-colored fusilli

    roasted garlic salad dressing

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