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Niçoise Pasta Salad

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Serves 6


  • 1 pound penne or other small pasta
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 6-oz. cans tuna packed in water, drained
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 501
  • fat 18 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 23 g
  • carbohydrate 60 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 25 mg
  • sodium 379 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook until almost tender, about 8 minutes. Add green beans to pot and continue to boil until beans and pasta are both tender, about 2 minutes longer. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water. Run pasta and beans under cold water and drain again. Set pasta and green beans aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar and salt. Stir in tuna, tomatoes, olives, parsley and capers.

  3. Add pasta and green beans to bowl. Stir, adding reserved cooking water to moisten as necessary, and serve.