When the weather warms up … what to make for dinner is an issue for me.
I like cold food on hot days and hot food on cold days! I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone on this 😉
Son #3 thinks that we don’t have Tuna Pasta Salad often enough (even though he picks out the celery) … he will ask “Is today hot enough for Tuna Pasta Salad?” Today the answer is … Yes, will you be home for dinner?
When I want to make something quick and easy in warm weather … this pasta salad is one thing that I rely on. I make it in the morning … put it in the fridge, so that it will be nice and cold for dinner.
We tend to use chicken quite a bit for dinners, tuna is a nice alternative. This salad is a favorite because of the combo of flavors, crunch of the vegetables and sweet juiciness of the grapes! I also like easy one pot meals 😉
TUNA PASTA SALAD
- 1 pound pasta, medium shells
- 2 – 7 ounce cans of solid white albacore (tuna-packed in water), drained
- Juice of 1 large lemon (about 1/4 cup)
- 1-1/2 cups sliced celery (about 3 stalks)
- 1-1/2 cups chopped red onion (about 1 large onion)
- 4 cups red seedless grapes (1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
- 2 cups light mayonnaise (add more if you like)
- Cook and drain the pasta according to package directions.
- Mix tuna and lemon juice in pasta. As pasta continues to cool, prepare remaining ingredients.
- Add celery, onions and grapes to pasta … mix well.
- Stir in mayonnaise.
- Chill. Serve cold (with hot bread according to my guys)!
Hint – I use a 6 quart pan to cook the pasta and use the same pan to mix everything … it’s nice and big, because this is a big salad …
Oh … we all like to have leftovers for lunch, too! This time the salad served 3 dinners and 5 lunches!
WHAT DO YOU MAKE FOR DINNER IN HOT WEATHER? I ♥ YOUR COMMENTS!
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