Enjoy your tuna tomato pasta salad as a light and flavorful dish perfect for any occasion! Indulge in a burst of mouthwatering flavors with our tantalizing Tuna Tomato Pasta Salad – a refreshing medley that effortlessly combines the richness of canned tuna, the juiciness of ripe tomatoes, the freshness of Fresh Press Farms Classic Olive Oil, and the comforting allure of perfectly cooked pasta. This delightful fusion of ingredients promises a symphony of tastes, where the zesty dressing complements the tender pasta, while the succulent tuna and the natural sweetness of cherry tomatoes elevate the experience to new heights. The best part? Preparing this delicious dish is a breeze! In just a few simple steps, you can whip up a satisfying meal that's perfect for those busy weeknights or as a crowd-pleasing addition to any potluck gathering. So, put your apron on and get ready to enjoy a delightful dish that embodies both convenience and a burst of flavors that will leave your taste buds singing with joy.
- 8 ounces (225g) of pasta (penne, fusilli, or your preferred type)
- 1 can (5 ounces/140g) of canned tuna, drained
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
- 2 tablespoons of Fresh Press Farms Classic Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta and rinse it with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
- Prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper until well combined. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.
- Assemble the salad: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and cooled pasta, drained canned tuna, and cherry tomatoes.
- Dress the salad: Pour the prepared dressing over the pasta, tuna, and tomatoes. Gently toss the ingredients until everything is evenly coated with the dressing.
- Chill and marinate: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate the pasta salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Serve: Once chilled, give the salad a final toss to redistribute the dressing. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve the tuna tomato pasta salad as a refreshing and satisfying meal for lunch or dinner.