Josephine's Tuna Pasta Salad

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  • Put the cooked pasta in a large mixing bowl. Add the tuna with its oil, the onion, capers, olives, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper and toss to combine. Serve.

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  1. This is very good and fresh-tasting! I did reduce the amount of tuna by about half. I also added some cucumber and lettuce I wanted to use. Didn't change anything else. Thank you for sharing this most enjoyable recipe with us.
  2. We really enjoyed this. I substituted brown rice pasta and left out the tomatoes and it was just what we were looking for. I love the fact that the dressing is made from scratch and is not made with made with mayo. Light, refreshing and healthy. Fantastic! Thanks for a keeper!
  3. This was so awesome! I made it without the black olives so next time I think I'll double or triple the capers to replace the salinity missing from the olives. It was still so great that I didn't want to eat the chicken I made with it! Can't wait to try it tomorrow after it's had time to maserate in the fridge.
  4. Both my husband and I thought this needed tweaking. The onion and black olives were overpowering (I would add to taste next time) and I only used about 1/2 of the pasta. We also thought the "dressing" was bland. I added about 5 shakes of red wine vinegar and that helped some, but we finally added about 1/4 cup of italian dressing. It was nice for a change from our usual tuna salad. Thanks for posting!
  5. Great salad. I made this because the earlier reviewer had such great things to say about it!! I didn't have any oil packed tuna, so I used a 12 oz pouch of tuna along with about 1/4 cup of olive oil. I also mixed all the ingredients except the tomatoes and pasta in a bowl and then combined everything together. I used the juice of two lemons because we like the freshness of lemon with the tuna. Great salad...we'll make this again and again!


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