Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cold Pasta Salad with Tuna, Green and Black Olives $5.25

Heres a quick, easy and good pasta salad. Lets face it, who has time these days to slave in the kitchen for hours making a meal? The desire and the need is there to eat healthy and provide healthy meals for ones family, so the goal is showing how any and everyone can accomplish this task.
The most time consuming part of this salad was boiling the noodles, which i did while I was preparing the rest of the salad. I used black and green olives to give the salad bit more color and flavor, but just one type of olive would have been ok. Also, I used canned tuna, but if canned salmon is perfered, by all means used that instead.

1 lb pasta noodle(small elbow noodles or penne) .99
3/4 cup black olives $1.00
1/2 cup green olives .90
2 cans tuna $1.96
3/4 cup salad dressing(Italian0 .40

cook pasta noodles according to instruction
in mean time cut olives in halves or quarters(however prefered)
drain tuna and add into olive mixture in a small bowl
when pasta cooked, drain and put into large salad or pasta bowl
add tuna and olives, toss with Italian salad dressing
if you dont have salad dressing, olive oil and vinegar will do, just add some seasons-garlic salt, parsley, black pepper

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