The other day I had posted about my parents’ home garden and how excited I was to be making delicious food with the produce from their garden. The first of many recipes I would like to share with you is my Herbed Tuna Pasta Salad. There is nothing more simple to make and yummy to eat than a refreshing, tasty and filling summer salad. The ingredients you need are probably already in your pantry right now. Aside from the herbs from the home garden my inspiration for this Tuna Pasta Salad came from my pantry and freezer. You can combine any vegetables you wish to compliment the meaty tuna and comforting pasta; I used a cup of frozen vegetables along with a zesty dressing. My Herbed Pasta Salad is great for your next light lunch or pot luck gathering. Try it today!
2 cans light flaked tuna
1 box rotini pasta
1 bunch dill
1 bunch chives
1 bunch mint
1 cup frozen peas, carrots, corn and green beans
3 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp avocado oil
juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp prepared mustard
1 tsp minced garlic
1. Boil pasta until its al dente. Meanwhile prepare the dressing. Mix together the mayonnaise, avocado oil, lime juice, mustard and garlic until creamy and smooth.
2. Submerge the frozen vegetables in boiled water for 10 minutes to thaw out and to slightly blanche the vegetables. You want them to be soft but not mushy.
3. Once the pasta is done cooking place it in a large mixing bowl followed by the tuna and vegetable medley. Toss together gently once before adding the herbs. Finely chop each of the herb bunched and place them in the bowl and toss once more.
4. Finally pour half of the dressing over the pasta salad and stir it in well. Sprinkle with salt. Pour the second half of the dressing and stir again making sure to coat all the salad ingredients well. Season with salt to your liking.