I don’t know about you, but when it’s too hot outside I get lazy when it comes to making an elaborate meal. Instead, I like to whip up something nutritious and cool such as this tuna pasta salad that I developed for the Tonnino Blogger Challenge recipe contest that I was invited to participate in.
My salad is a creamy mix of seasoned olive oil with lemon and peppers along with sour cream, mayonnaise with just some green olive and tuna to lend to that beautiful simplicity. The twist of lemon provides a bright touch to this salad that is special. Prepare earlier in the day and a delicious meal like this can be made ahead to save you prep time and heat in the kitchen later.
If you never tasted the Tonnino Gourmet Tuna Fillets with Lemon and Peppers in Olive Oil, you are missing out on a really delicious jar of tuna. Their product doesn’t come out of the jar looking like shreds that can pass as cat food straight from the can. On the contrary, this tuna is large chunks that make it ideal for things like tuna salads, sandwiches, and even my Mediterranean tuna pizza that I also entered for their contest.
This company offers eight different varieties that can be purchased at Whole Foods. Connect with them at the company’s website, on Facebook and on Instagram. #temptingyourtaste and #tonninobloggerchallenge
The next time that you’re in the mood for something easy and love tuna, I hope that you decide to print my recipe out. I am confident that you will enjoy it!
Tuna Pasta Salad
My tuna pasta salad is a creamy mix of seasoned olive oil with lemon and peppers along with sour cream, mayonnaise with just some green olive and tuna to lend to that beautiful simplicity on a hot summer day.
- 1 lb. of corkscrew shaped pasta or elbows
- 1 jar 6.7 oz. Of Tonnino Tuna Fillets in Lemon Pepper Olive Oil
- ½ cups of sour cream
- 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- 1/3 cup of chopped sliced pimento-stuffed green olives
In a large mixing bowl, take your cooked, drained pasta and add the jar of tuna fillets complete with the olive oil.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Place in a corning dish and cover in your refrigerator until chilled and ready to serve.