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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tuna Anelletti Salad

A co worker from Albany New York was looking for some ring shaped pasta since she moved to Florida. I guess they used to get it up there all the time and make a tuna salad dish from it. Well I found some at an Italian deli that I like to go to and told her about it. She said it was close to what she would get, but a little larger. So I ended up using it myself.

The ingredients are all subject to taste and I rarely measure when making things like this, but I'll try to give some measurements.
1 can of solid white Albacore tuna
8 oz anelletti (ring shaped pasta)
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup chopped olives (or capers) I used black olives
1 shallot chopped
1 stalk celery chopped
a few chopped chives, I had some garlic chives too
sea salt and fresh ground pepper
fresh parsley or cilantro chopped

Cook pasta per package directions, and set aside to cool. Prepare ingredients that needs to be chopped and place in a mixing bowl. Open and drain the tuna, then add to the bowl along with all the other ingredients and mix until combined. You can adjust the amount of mayo and yogurt to the way you like it. If you have any fresh herbs here is a great way to use them.

It looks better in person, but it makes a good lunch any time of year.

Add some grape tomatoes or dice up some from you garden...if you are one of those you are lucky enough to get them from the garden. It is nice to serve on a bed of lettuce too. Sometimes I like to add a little curry powder just to change things up.


  1. So often I cook tuna pasta but never with anelletti. But they look so cute, I have to try with them!

  2. This looks great! Your combo of Greek yogurt, mayo and black olives sounds really good with the tuna. Evidently, I've lived a sheltered life because I've never heard of anelletti pasta. I'll be looking around for it. I'm so with you on not measuring!

  3. I love the little ring shaped pasta! Pretty much perfect for this yummy tuna salad :)

  4. REally warm here today and wanted to make a salad; perfect; Thank you.

  5. I have never seen this shape of pasta fun! Your tuna salad sounds great. I don't know that I've ever put tuna & pasta together in this way before. Ummmm...why!?

  6. I love the little ring shaped pasta too. Will check this at the Market's place. Thanks for sharing, Lndsey :)

  7. I love tuna salad, but never added yogurt. That's such a great idea to make it more mild and creamy... I have to remember about this next time I make! Have a great weekend Lyndsey!

  8. Looks fantastic! I love the addition of Greek yogurt to this pasta salad...and garlic chives too! Hope you are having a super weekend, friend!

  9. Sounds delicious! I think I'm going to make some for lunches later this week :-)

  10. One of my favorites! We usually use elbows but next time I'll try to find the rings! I don't think I ever had them.

  11. Hi Lyndz, I'm a bit slow lately but I would love to have some of your salad. It looks perfect for my brunch. Btw, I think I am putting on weight lately. Hopefully still fits in my pants. haha....
    Hope you're having a wonderful week ahead dear. ((hugs))

  12. Hi Lyndsey, I have an award for you in my recent post :) Wow, I never thought of adding yoghurt in tuna flakes. Must be good for my waist line! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I have never come across ring shaped pasta. This combo sounds good.

  14. I love a good tuna pasta salad, and love the cute little ring shaped pasta you used. So far, I have not seen it on this South side of Florida in our markets.
    Great recipe Lindsey, will try it out soon with another type of pasta...little shells!
    Thanks for sharing:DDD

  15. Zia Elle - thanks it is not easy to find the ring pasta.

    Pam, the yogurt lightened it up a bit, and this is the first that I've run across anelletti pasta.

    P.S. - mmm...mmm...good! :)

    Rita - hope you enjoyed it!

    Girlichef, first I've seen it too. and yeah I wonder why you haven't! :)

    Anncoo - It is a fun pasta for a salad!

    Nami - Thanks, I like to use the greek yogurt when I use pasta in the salad, it works well.

    Bentobird - Thanks! I love getting garlic chives but they come in a large bunch so I use them in everything! :)

    Martha - enjoy!

    Reeni - this was my first time finding the rings.

    TKW - :)

    Kristy - :) You can't blame me for that! I only serve you virtual food...very low cal!

  16. Arudhi - thanks for the award!

    Elisabeth - I can't find it here in the supermarket here either. I found this in a little Italian deli with a little market inside, by my house. But of course other pastas will work! :)

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