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Not-Your-Mama's Tuna Salad

June 2006
Not-Your-Mama's Tuna Salad

by 27 people

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This tuna salad can head to the beach with you on hot days or stay at home for a fun and easy cold supper on warm summer nights.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

  • 1 tub (1 cup) store-bought pesto sauce, such as Buitoni brand
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 6 ounce cans  water-packed tuna, drained
  • 4 scallions, cut into thin strips with kitchen scissors or chopped
  • 1 jarred whole roasted red pepper, cut into small pieces with kitchen scissors or chopped
  • Handful of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 pound medium shell pastacooked al dente, rinsed under cold water and drained well
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Place the pesto in a large bowl and stir in the lemon juice. Add the tuna and flake it with a fork. Add the scallions, roasted red pepper, tomatoes and pasta, and toss the salad to coat evenly. Season to taste with salt and pepper