Unbelievable Tuna Pasta Salad

Recipe by All-Natural-Nut
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 3 qts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Cook pasta according to box directions in a pot of salted, boiling water. Rinse with cold water and set aside to cool fully.
  • Sautee some the vegetables:
  • A-Melt butter in a large skillet.
  • B-Add onion and carrot, sauteeing until onions are translucent and carrots are softened. The garlic, if using dried, should be added to the cooking onion & carrot. If using fresh garlic, add it when the carrots & onions are almost finished cooking.
  • C-Add the frozen peas and cook just til warm.
  • D-Set aside the cooked vegetables to cool.
  • Mix the dressing:
  • A-In a small bowl, add mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Whisk well to combine and set aside.
  • Prepare the rest of the raw vegetables:
  • A-slice celery thinly, rough-chop the olives and parsley, finely chop the red onion.
  • Combine everything together when fully cooled:
  • A-drain the tuna and flake at the bottom of a large bowl.
  • B-add the celery, red onion, chopped olives, parsley, and the cooked vegetables.
  • C-add the dressing.
  • D-fold everything together until well mixed, seasoning to taste if necessary.