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Tuna Salad Italiano

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Tuna Salad Italiano
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8
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This protein-packed salad, with pasta, potatoes, and a bright mix of veggies, is both pretty and healthy.

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked small pasta shells (7 oz)
4
small red potatoes, cut in half, sliced
2
cups frozen cut green beans (from 1-lb bag)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
can (6 oz) tuna in water, drained, flaked
1
medium tomato, seeded, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1/2
cup sliced green onions (8 medium)
1/2
cup Italian dressing
2
hard-cooked eggs, sliced

Directions

  • 1 In 4-quart saucepan, cook pasta as directed on package, adding potatoes and frozen green beans during last 5 to 7 minutes of cooking time; cook until vegetables and pasta are tender. Drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, gently toss cooked pasta, potatoes and green beans with oil. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in tuna, tomato and onions. Pour dressing over salad; stir gently to coat. Top with hard-cooked eggs.
Tips  

Fresh green beans can be used in place of the frozen beans.

You could use salmon instead of the tuna in this easy pasta salad.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
650mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
(
Dietary Fiber
5g
18%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
12g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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