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Tuna Piccata Pasta Salad Recipe
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Tuna Piccata Pasta Salad

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"This was something I made up when my husband cooked way too much angel hair pasta one evening! The flavors married well. Try it with farfalle or rotini pasta. Bon appetit!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Add tuna, separating into thick chunks. Add capers, and stir to combine. Pour pasta into tuna mixture, and stir gently to combine. Cover, and refrigerate.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 20 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 15, 2006

This was very good, with the following modifications: I used oil packed tuna, because it has more flavor, and reduced the olive oil. I also added some chopped kalamata olives instead of salt, and threw in some green beans and about a tbsp of oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes. I served it at room temperature, but it would also be delicious chilled or hot. This recipe is really a great starting point for many variations. One thing to note, though is that angel hair pasta should not be cooked as long as the recipe directs. Check the label on your box--it's 3 minutes for dry at most and about a minute for fresh.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 13, 2009

Ok - not as light of a taste as I expected.

 
Jun 21, 2008

I love this recipe! The capers are a delicious twist. I doubled everything except the oil to cut back the fat and calories, and didn't miss it a bit. I also added chopped celery and red onion. (I can't wait to try this with smoked salmon in place of the tuna!) I will definitely be making this tuna salad on a regular basis. Edit: Tried this with smoked salmon and lots of red onion....Fantastic!! If you can splurge on the salmon, I highly recommend trying this.

 
Jun 17, 2006

This recipe will likely become a quick/cheap staple for my house. As many do, there are a few mods: Used elbow macaroni and when it was done cooking and drained, I added a bag of frozen peas. I let that sit while I put together the sauce and then mixed it up. It makes a great standard tuna salad recipe alternative -- not too much mayonnaise and no dang hard-boiled eggs!

 
Aug 23, 2006

It was great. I decided to add hard boiled eggs and celery and it gave it a great flavor.

 
Jun 25, 2011

I had a little bit of wheat pasta and some tuna and wanted to make a light lunch. This was fantastic! I didn't have the capers, but will add next time. I also added onion so I could have some crunch. Love this and will make it again and again - good hot or cold!

 
Apr 19, 2011

Yum! I added corn, hard boiled egg, and onions instead of capers and it was awesome!

 
Jan 21, 2013

My family really enjoys this recipe! I make it without the mayonnaise because of my kids' egg allergies and it's great! I prefer it with egg noodles if I'm only making it for me & my hubby, but usually make it with various kinds of non-egg wheat pasta so the whole family can eat it. I typically double the recipe and use a pound of pasta, and then I'll use one can of tuna packed in oil and one can of white albacore. I leave the ratios of everything as stated in the recipe, but do add extra capers.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 300 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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