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Fast Easy Mediterranean Chicken Recipe

Fast Easy Mediterranean Chicken Recipe

"This colorful cold pasta salad is wonderful for warm days when you don't want to cook," writes Ruth Stone of Loyalton, California. "I like to make it ahead so when we get home from work, It's ready to serve with fruit and whole-grain bread."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 can (3 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup pitted ripe olives, halved
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl; add the tuna, tomato, olives and onion. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 242 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.