Rebecca is a retired special education teacher who enjoys gardening and cooking in her free time.
Perfect Summertime Salad
Cold pasta salad dishes make great summer meals. They don't require a lot of cooking; therefore the kitchen stays cooler and the electricity bill a bit lower.
My Hawaiian tuna pasta salad is one of my favorite cold salads. It's perfect for a hot summer day. I also like that it's budget-friendly and quick and easy to make.
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I often serve this dish alone—or sometimes when I get the urge for a bit of warm, comforting food I may add boiled corn on the cob and fresh, warm rolls to the meal. Give my cold Hawaiian tuna pasta salad a try!
- 1 (12-ounce) can tuna, packed in water, drained
- 1 (16-ounce) package bow tie pasta or pasta of choice
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 2 cups pineapple chunks, fresh or canned, drained
- 2 cups chopped ripe tomatoes
- 1 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 cup chopped yellow pepper
- 1/2 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- chopped fresh parsley, to taste
- Cook pasta according to the package directions. Allow it to cool.
- Chop the green peppers, yellow peppers, celery, pineapple, and tomatoes
- Place the cooled pasta in a large bowl. Add the chopped fruit and vegetables.
- Stir the curry and chopped parsley into the salad dressing or mayonnaise. Add to the bowl of pasta, fruit, and vegetables
- Toss all of the ingredients together well. Serve and enjoy!