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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.