Looking for something easy to throw together for dinner? Something that won’t kill you? How about a fresh pasta salad? How about a pasta salad that requires absolutely no culinary skills? Something a monkey could make – provided that monkey could cook pasta and slice a few veggies. Whelp, I’m here to answer your prayers.
Pasta. Tuna. Veggies. The spinach will make you stronger. The tuna will make you swim better. You could make this for lunch. Or as a side for your dinner. Picture it beside a barbecued burger. Picture yourself shovelling it into your mouth. That’s right, sista. You’re alone, and you’re eating pasta salad. Your cruddy kids are off burning down the village, and you’ve got the place to yourself.
Go ahead. Dream the dream.
(This will serve two as a meal, and four as a side dish.)
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- 2 cups lightly packed spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup sliced radishes
- 1/3 cup sliced green onions
- 1 can tuna in water, drained and flaked or crumbled
- 1 cup sliced snap peas
- 2 cups pasta, cooked
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 heaping teaspoon mustard
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar and black pepper. Set aside.
Cook pasta, drain and rinse in cool water.
Toss together the pasta, tuna, veggies, spinach and sauce. Taste and add salt if necessary.