*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              TUNA-PASTA SALAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Fish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   lb           Green Beans
                         -cut into 1/2 inch lengths
    8                    Ripe Plum Tomatoes
                         -cut into 8 pieces each
    6                    Scallions
                         -with 3 inches green
                         -cut on diagonal
                         -into thin slices
      1/2   c            Pitted Black Olives
                         -Coarsely chopped
    1       tb           Tiny Capers
    1       t            Finely Minced Garlic
                         Salt and Black Pepper
                         -to taste
    5       tb           Chopped Fresh Parsley
      1/4   c            Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2       cn           Water Packed Tuna Fish
                         -drained
      3/4   lb           Tube shaped Pasta
                         -(Ziti or Penne)
                         -cooked al dente
 
   1. Blanch the green beans in boiling water about 2
   minutes, or until just crisp but tender. Drain, rinse
   under cold water and pat dry. 2. In a large bowl,
   combine the cooked green beans with tomatoes,
   scallions, olives, capers, garlic, salt, pepper and 4
   T parsley. Drizzle in the olive oil, folding
   ingredients gently. Let rest at room temperature for
   at least 1 hour for flavors to blend. 3. To serve,
   flake the tuna in large pieces; add to the sauce. Add
   the cooked pasta and toss gently. Adjust seasonings
   and garnish with remaining T of parsley. Serve at room
   temperature.
  
 
 
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