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Orzo-Tuna Salad with Tomatoes Recipe

Orzo-Tuna Salad with Tomatoes Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. Cook orzo 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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