You could try this tuna salad without the pasta and serve it on whole-grain bread, a tortilla or on a bed of lettuce. This quick and budget-friendly meal makes a healthy lunch or dinner.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 1 ½ cups
2 cups uncooked quinoa pasta
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
½ red pepper, diced
¼ onion, diced
¼ cup green olives, diced (optional)
11-ounce flavor fresh tuna pouch, in water
¼ cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
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Photo: Budget-Friendly Tuna Pasta Salad. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos
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