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Budget-Friendly Tuna Pasta Salad

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

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 ½ cups

  • Calories 245
  • Carbohydrate 31 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Fat 4.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 5 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Sodium 465 mg
  • Potassium 640 mg

This Recipe Serves 4

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water.
  2. In a medium bowl combine remaining ingredients. Add pasta and toss to coat. Serve.

Cost: $9.17

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.

Photo: Budget-Friendly Tuna Pasta Salad. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos

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