Pasta Salad with Tonnato Sauce
Tonnato, or tuna sauce, is usually served over slices of cold veal. The abundantly flavorful sauce makes for a deliciously different pasta salad. For a stronger tuna flavor, use light tuna rather than albacore. If you like, toss in some steamed vegetables, such as broccoli florets, snow peas, or asparagus.
  • 8 ounces pasta shells
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) water-packed albacore tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

1. In large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Transfer to large bowl to cool.

2. Meanwhile, in food processor, combine tuna, broth, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic and pepper and process until finely pureed.

3. Add celery, red pepper, onion, and parsley to pasta. Add dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes for flavors to blend.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 317 calories, 5.4g total fat, 2.6g saturated fat, 0.7g monounsaturated fat, 1.1g polyunsaturated fat, 4g dietary fiber, 20g protein, 47g carbohydrate, 29mg cholesterol, 364mg sodium.
Good source of: folate, selenium, vitamin C.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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