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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Layered Tuna Pasta Salad

Layered Tuna Pasta Salad

1 1/3 C medium shell pasta

4 C shredded Romaine lettuce
1 C cucumber, seeded and chopped
1 C tomato, seeded and chopped
12 oz chunk white tuna, water packed
1 C frozen peas
1 2 1/4 oz can sliced olives, drained
3 hard cooked eggs, sliced
2 Tb green onion, sliced

1 recipe herb dressing (follows)
1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese

Cook pasta, rinse with cold water, drain and set aside.

Place lettuce in serving dish.

Layer pasta,and remaining salad ingredients in order.

Carefully spread herb dressing evenly over top of salad.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Cover tightly with plastic and chill 4-24 hours.  Toss lightly and serve.

Herb Dressing

1/2 C mayonnaise
1/3 C plain yogurt
1/4 C snipped fresh parsley
1 Tb snipped fresh chives
1 Tb lemon juice
1 Tb dijon mustard
1/8 tsp pepper

Makes about 1 cup.

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