Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
I know there are a ton of tuna pasta salads here, but I didn't see any quite like this unique recipe. Who would have thought to add a mango to a pasta salad? I'm storing this here to try very soon.
- 8 ounces fusilli
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna in water, drained
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 small mango, peeled and cubed
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- fresh basil leaf (about a handful is recommended)
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 pinch salt and black pepper
- Boil pasta according to instructions on package; drain and rinse with cold water.
- Place cooled pasta in a large bowl and add tuna, scallions, bell pepper, mango, parsley and basil.
- For the dressing, whisk oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper together in a small bowl.
- Add dressing to salad and toss well to coat.
- Garnish with some extra basil and serve chilled on 4 plates.
Very good! Originally, I was going to rate it as a 4, but since I modified the recipe, I decided that would not be completely fair. Here are my modifications:
1. I used gluten-free red lentil pasta (delicious!)
2. I used regular french mustard for lack of dijon.
3. I skipped the mango (much to my regret) because I did not have it.
All in all, it was very good, and perhaps would've added a clove or two more garlic - can't say how that would taste if I did have mango in it, though.
This was excellent!!! My 2 year old asked for it for lunch 3 days in a row!!! And it was easy to just whip up when he asked!
Good salad and easy to make. I found that it tasted better when it had a chance to sit overnight. I served it with 4 Minute Spicy Garlic Shrimp, 4 minute spicy garlic shrimp that had been cooled. Great combination. Thankyou for the recipe.