"A light and cool dinner with tomato, tuna and cucumber. Substitute your favorite pasta shapes for the angel hair." — SAMMIE73
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black olives, chopped
1 (6 ounce) can
salt and pepper to taste
angel hair pasta
This is a great, light recipe. I think the angel hair is the perfect pasta for this, since it's also very thin and light.
Some tips or alterations I made:
I added more olive oil than the recipe called for (it helps flavor the pasta) and more olives. I personally don't like raw onion, so I used onion powder (liberally) instead. I was very generous with the salt (kosher) and pepper, and added garlic powder as well.
I can see how this might be bland if you aren't very liberal with the spices, and I think even if I had used onion, I'd still add the onion powder. The whole thing was VERY flavorful and had a nice blend of flavors and textures. I'd definitely make this again, and add it to my "staple summer foods."
One thing I would warn against is eating this left over. I guess the salt sweated the water out of the cucumber, and leftover this was so watery and bland it was almost inedible. Definitely eat this right after making it.
This recipe is ok. I made it again and added lemon-pepper tuna which made a huge difference. It added a lot to the flavor.
This recipe sounds very tasty, but if you boil angel hair pasta for 10 minutes, I promise you it ain't gonna be al dente! It will be way overcooked!
I love all the ingredients, but I hated this salad. The garlic and onions were super strong, and made for really bad breath, and the olive oil didn't take on the different flavors like I expected. It was just bland pasta with a bit of veggies here and there. Maybe I did something wrong, but I wont make this again.
My family liked the recipe very much. I added extra oil/vinegar to flavor all the pasta. I used "wagon wheel" pasta instead of angel hair.
This was tasty!
I used rotini pasta, and I didn't have olives on hand, but I added red wine vinegar, dill, parsley, and a tiny bit of mayo and mustard for extra flavour. Will definitely make this one again, it's super quick and tastes great!
The tuna just adds a bad taste to everything. What a waste of time and food. From now on I will think again before trying out a new recipe.
I made this tonight and my family loved it. It is a great way to use up garden veggies. I am trying to decide what it is that is needed to help the flavor. I'm not sure but adding extra salt did help.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 158
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