Orzo Salad with Tuna or Salmon

/Orzo Salad with Tuna or Salmon

Orzo Salad with Tuna or Salmon

The dainty, rice-shaped orzo suits this light summer salad, but feel free to use any small pasta.  You can use canned salmon in place of the tuna.  Makes 4-6 servings.

 2 cans (170g/6oz) solid white tuna, drained
 1-1/4 cups orzo
  cup olive oil
 4 tbsp white or red wine vinegar
 2 tomatoes, diced
 ½ medium red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
 ½ cup green or red peppers, cut into small dice
 ½ cucumber or zucchini, finely chopped and seeded
 ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, mint and/or parsley
 black pepper, and salt, depending on saltiness of tuna

1

Add the pasta to the boiling salted water and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, just until al dente. Drain the pasta well and place it in a salad bowl. While it’s still warm, toss the pasta with the olive oil and vinegar.

2

Break up the tuna/salmon into smaller chunks and add it to the pasta with the vegetables and herbs. Toss gently to avoid breaking up the tuna/salmon. Let sit for 30 minutes for the flavours to blend.

(Mrs. Cook’s Kitchen by Gay Cook, Whitecap Books, www.whitecap.ca)

Ingredients

 2 cans (170g/6oz) solid white tuna, drained
 1-1/4 cups orzo
  cup olive oil
 4 tbsp white or red wine vinegar
 2 tomatoes, diced
 ½ medium red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
 ½ cup green or red peppers, cut into small dice
 ½ cucumber or zucchini, finely chopped and seeded
 ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, mint and/or parsley
 black pepper, and salt, depending on saltiness of tuna

Directions

1

Add the pasta to the boiling salted water and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, just until al dente. Drain the pasta well and place it in a salad bowl. While it’s still warm, toss the pasta with the olive oil and vinegar.

2

Break up the tuna/salmon into smaller chunks and add it to the pasta with the vegetables and herbs. Toss gently to avoid breaking up the tuna/salmon. Let sit for 30 minutes for the flavours to blend.

Orzo Salad with Tuna or Salmon
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