Orzo-Tuna Salad with Tomatoes Recipe
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Orzo-Tuna Salad with Tomatoes Recipe

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Stuffed tomatoes provide endless options when you add meat, cheese, rice, veggies – or in this case, orzo. — Jenni Dise, Phoenix, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo pasta
  • 4 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 16 small fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pouch (11 ounces) light tuna in water
  • 1 cup cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 392 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Arrange sliced tomatoes on a serving plate; top with whole basil leaves.
  2. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water and place in a large bowl. Add tuna, cheese and minced basil. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; drizzle over pasta mixture and toss to combine. Spoon over tomatoes. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orzo-Tuna Salad with Tomatoes in Taste of Home June/July 2013

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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rwippel User ID: 4262008 134451
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"I was not impressed with this meal. I was craving tomatoes for the past couple days so I thought this would be a good fix, but it felt lacking in flavor."

apschwartz User ID: 1393337 180382
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2013

"Very good and very easy. Since I did not have any fresh basil, I used dried very sparingly. Husband and I both agree it's a keeper!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 112281
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"This was ok. I think it's missing something."

jwfy User ID: 4335749 197339
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"Followed recipe. Did use Albacore tuna. I thought there was too much bazil (I like bazil). It would make a nice light summer lunch."

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