Easy Tuna Pasta Salad
Pasta shells, tuna and veggies make this a satisfying lunch salad or even a light supper. It's convenient to prepare ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 1 package (7 ounces) small pasta shells
- 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
- 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
- 1 tablespoon chopped onion
- 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, celery, tuna, green pepper, peas, pimientos and onion. Combine the mayonnaise and salt; fold into salad. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until chilled.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 225 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.
Originally published as Seafood Salad in Country Woman March/April 2005
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