pasta dishes

Salade Niçoise Inspired Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 5-oz cans albacore tuna, drained 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 2 tablespoons capote capers 1 lb asparagus, steamed and cut into 2 inch pieces 4 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped 1/2 small red onion, diced 10 oz cooked pasta (I used cellentani aka cavatappi) 2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar […]

Hawaiian-style Mac Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb dry macaroni (jumbo macaroni if possible) 2 medium carrots, shredded (I used rainbow carrots) 1/4 Maui onion, grated 1-1 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup milk Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni […]

Tuna Artichoke Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 8-10 oz cooked pasta 14 oz canned artichoke hearts in brine, drained and chopped 15 oz canned solid albacore tuna in water, drained 2 stalks celery, diced 1 onion, diced 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/2 cup mayonnaise juice of 1 lemon 2 teaspoons Dijon […]

Tuna Dandelion Green Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 10 oz rotini 2 cups finely chopped dandelion greens 10 oz canned solid white albacore in water, drained 1 small onion, diced 1 stalks celery, diced 2 tablespoons capote capers 2 green onions, diced dressing: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon 1/2 teaspoon juice from the caper jar […]

Steak & Veggie Gorgonzola Pasta Salad

Ingredients: for the steak: 1 1/4 lb flank steak 2 tablespoons chimichurri spice mix 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 serrano pepper, minced 1 shallot, diced 1 radish, minced for the salad: 1 lb cooked small pasta (I used cavatappi) 1 bulb fennel, diced 5 red radishes, sliced and quartered […]

Spring Chicken Pasta Salad with Lemon-Thyme Dressing

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast 10 oz cooked mafalda pasta 3/4 cup chopped red onion 2 stalks celery, diced 1 1/2 cups bite-sized asparagus, steamed (about 12 stalks) 2 (loose) cups watercress 10 cornichons, sliced into coins zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/3 cup mayonnaise juice of 1/2 […]

Lemon-Dill Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb medium shrimp, steamed and peeled 12 oz tri-color penne, cooked 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 2 mini cucumbers, diced 1/3 cup diced red onion for the dressing: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill juice and zest of 1 large lemon sea salt freshly ground black […]

Autumn Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast (I used chicken from my fauxtisserie chicken recipe) 10 oz cooked gemelli pasta 3/4 cup chopped red onion 2 stalks celery, diced 1 cup cubed apples (I used Jonagold) 1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/3 cup mayonnaise 3 […]

Summer Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast 10 oz cooked radiatore pasta 3/4 cup chopped red onion 2 stalks celery, diced 1 cup shredded carrots 2 mini cucumbers, chopped 15 cornichons, chopped zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/3 cup mayonnaise juice of 1/2 lemon 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon 1 teaspoon […]

Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 10 oz canned solid white albacore, drained 8 oz cooked rotini 3/4 cup chopped red onion 1 1/2 stalks celery, diced 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/4 cup mayonnaise juice of 1/2 lemon 1 teaspoon Dijon 1/2 teaspoon juice from the caper jar salt pepper […]