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Corn and Pasta Salad with Tuna

So one of the big debates I have with the site is what kind of salad to do next. You would think with a site about one subject that would be easy but really this salad site actual seems to cover more sometimes then full ethnic cuisine sites do. I mean there are so many ways to make salad and they all have their own distinct character and just because you like one doesn’t mean someone will too.

I mean there is a huge difference between say a pasta salad and a garden salad, or one featuring rice or potatoes. Everyone has a different thought come into their mind when you ask them what their favorite salad is. So see it is a challenge to keep all these competing ideas and thoughts in balance I mean I do not want a 100 of one kind and then practically neglect another. So it is a constant battle to keep a balanced approach to content creation and what I add to next.

Today I chose this pasta salad recipe because it is kind of two salads in one on one hand it is a distinct pasta salad it has penne pasta so definitely a pasta salad. On the other hand it has tuna so it is also a tuna salad so by doing this I kind of keep two of the above competing groups happy at once. To top that off it only uses a handful of on hand kind of ingredients so it is also a simple salad Wahoo a third group happy and to top it off it all taste incredible ok so now I am happy. I always try and bring you recipes that will make you happy.

Penne Pasta Salad with Tuna
Summary: This salad is a good one to make when you’re short on time but still want a pasta salad so it is a bit more filling. I would venture to say it is a good on hand recipe as most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry of fridge.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
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  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
  • ½ a red bell pepper, diced finely
  • 1 can chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • ¼ cup favorite zesty Italian salad dressing
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves to garnish
  1. In a stock pot bring 3 quarts of salted water to a boil and add a few drops of oil, when boiling add the penne and cook until slightly al dente.
  2. Drain and allow to cool in the refrigerator.
  3. In a large glass bowl combine all ingredients removing pasta from fridge and toss until everything is coated with the dressing, add a bit more dressing if it seems to dry and then salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Chill for an hour and to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve chilled with a few basil leaves to garnish.

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If you are looking for a quick pasta salad for a hot summer night or just as a nice lunch this recipe features tuna and pasta along with corn, and bell pepper to make a nice and refreshing treat. It does not take a lot of ingredients and you can use whatever brand of Italian dressing you prefer. I recommend a robust or spicier one to give a bit of a zing to the pasta and tuna it will make the whole dish come alive with flavor.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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