Tuna Pasta Salad {Recipe}

My air conditioner died in my car.  That was one sad day.  But while I was sitting in the lounge of the auto repair shop waiting on a diagnosis, I was pleasantly surprised to find a magazine full of wonderful cooking ideas, health and beauty tips, and ways to be super frugal.  It was surrounded by car magazines, but I was glad they had something there to hold my interest.  The magazine was "All You."

I saw a recipe featured in there that I knew I would try that very day because it was super hot, I had been driving in a hot car, and when I got home I knew I wouldn't want to create a meal with a big fuss.  You can relate, right?  So I present to you All You's Pasta Salad with Tuna, Olives, & Parsley.  Yes, they actually named it all that.  lol

{Pasta Salad w/Tuna, Olives, & Parsley}
recipe source:  All You magazine

1 lb curly pasta (I used rotini)
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1/4 c lemon juice
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 c pitted black olives
1/2 small red onion, sliced
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
1 12 oz. can of tuna, packed in water
salt & pepper to taste

  1. Boil noodles.  Drain.
  2. In a bowl, whisk oil, lemon zest, juice, & salt.  Add pasta and mix well.
  3. Add tomatoes, tuna, olives, onion, & parsley.  Toss well.  Cool to room temperature.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
The day I made this, I was in a real hurry and fixed my helping right after mixing, but normally I would refrigerate this until it is chilled.  In fact, any time I used canned tuna in a cool dish like this, I place the can in the freezer while I'm prepping so that when I'm ready to use the tuna, it is cold.  This dish tastes much better after refrigeration.  That's just my opinion.

I can also see how other food items can be added into this dish.  I will make this again.  :-)

Buen Provecho,

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  1. Looks good! How nice to find something good out of such a rotten situation. I always take a book to the oil change place because all they have are car and gun magazines -- okay, maybe a "People" too. ;)

  2. That might just be a winner for my tuna lovers around here. Hope you got the a/c fixed! :)

  3. Sorry to hear about your car air conditioner. That really stinks. Great that you go to check a bunch of magazines though. I'm a big fan of All You {mostly for the coupons!}.
    The pasta salad looks delicious.

  4. Your dish looks delicious! Perfect for those days when you don't really feel like cooking, and want something quick. Thanks so much for swinging by my blog!

  5. I was laughing at the second sentence, lol! Looks great and we actually have some of this around the house...

  6. The mechanic that looks after my car also keeps food magazines in the lounge among the car magazines. I'm always pleasantly surprised when they have a newer edition each time I go to have the oil changed.

    This tuna pasta salad looks fantastic! Love the black olives in this recipe!

  7. This looks so good! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for linking up girlie :-)

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