Pasta Nicoise

Prep Time: 15 min   Total Time: 1 hr 15 min   Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb. fresh green beans, sliced diagonally into 1-inch pieces, lightly steamed
  • 1/4 c. Jeff’s Naturals™ Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives
  • 1/2 c. red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c. flat leaf parsley, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Jeff’s Naturals™ Imported Non-Pareil Capers 
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano, minced
  • 2- 6.5 oz. cans water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 lb. rotini (corkscrew pasta)

 

Directions:

Combine green beans, olives, onion, parsley, capers and tomatoes in a large bowl. Combine garlic, olive oil, vinegar, mustard and oregano in a small jar and shake well. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss well. Let marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Cook rotini according to package directions. Rinse and drain well. Toss warm pasta with tuna and marinated vegetables. Serve immediately.