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Tuna and Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

Total Time
32 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
The best part of this flavor-packed, colorful salad is that most of the ingredients are probably in your pantry.
Ingredients

uncooked pasta

6 oz, rotini or penne

garlic clove(s)

½ medium clove(s), minced

table salt

tsp

roasted red peppers (packed in water)

7 oz, jarred, drained and chopped

water-packed tuna fish drained

12 oz, 2 (6-ounce), drained and flaked

sherry vinegar

1 Tbsp

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

avocado

½ item(s), medium, Hass variety, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pasta according to package directions, omitting the salt if desired. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Put the garlic on a cutting board. Sprinkle with the salt and mash to a paste with the side of a large knife. Put the garlic mixture, roasted peppers, tuna, vinegar, and ground pepper in a serving bowl; toss to mix.
  3. Add the warm pasta and avocado; gently toss. Let stand about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Yields generous 1 1⁄4 cups per serving.
Notes
This salad tastes even more wonderful the next day, so consider making it ahead of time for the ultimate simple summer dish.

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