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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tuna Penne Rigate Salad for Two, for less than $2.00




Serves 2

I purchased some of the ingredients from the local 99 cents store (couldn’t pass up these deals): A 5 oz can of chunk light tuna in water (darker meat), a 6 pack of juicy, red tomatoes, a bag of white onions, and a package of 100% wheat, penne rigate pasta; they cost 99 cents each (such a deal!).  
Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked penne pasta
  • 1 drained 5 oz can chunk light tuna in water
  • 2 Tablespoons diced tomato
  • ¾ Tablespoon finely diced white onion
  • 2 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • Sprinkle black pepper
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese
  • Extra onion rings, tomato wedges, pasta, and pickles for garnish
Directions

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and cool thoroughly; set aside in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mash drained tuna with a fork, add mayonnaise, and continue to mix until combined. Using your hand, fold tuna, tomatoes, and onion into the pasta; lightly toss until all is incorporated. Sprinkle with just a bit of black pepper and Parmesan cheese; I placed one of each color pasta along side the tomatoes for garnish. Serve chilled. Enjoy!

If you are not familiar with Penne Rigate Pasta, especially if you are a writer, 
click the following link to be enlighten; I certainly was. :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penne

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