pasta salad with artichokes and tuna (or chicken)

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Kathie Carr
from North Liberty, IN

I got this recipe from a friend. Its a very easy and light main dish, great for summer evenings. I serve it with a spinach salad and bread. When I bring this dish to a church supper I always get asked for the recipe. A big thanks to Pat Duran for her terrific picture She used cooked chicken and this variation turned out great.

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves 4
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For pasta salad with artichokes and tuna (or chicken)

  • 1 lb
    box of pasta, shells, bow ties, or your choice
  • 1 can
    (6 ounces) water packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 c
    drained and sliced ripe olives
  • 1 c
    cherry tomatoes, quartered or sliced
  • 1 jar
    (12 ounce size) marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    capers, drained
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly chopped parsley
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese
  • a drizzling of extra virgin olive oil to your liking

How To Make pasta salad with artichokes and tuna (or chicken)

  • 1
    Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients. Chill and serve.
  • 2
    NOTE: To extend this salad to serve 6 nicely add one (10 ounce) box of frozen peas, cooked, and one small can of well drained mushrooms.

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