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Niçoise Pasta Salad

Prep time 12 mins
Cook time 14 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup noodle mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons olives)
Niçoise salads typically contain olives, capers, tomatoes, and tuna. The addition of pasta makes it a hearty meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12-ounce) can solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 3/4 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 4 large green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pitted niçoise or kalamata olives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 213
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fat 7.7 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • protein 18.1 g
  • carbohydrate 17.3 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 54 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 453 mg
  • calcium 78 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Rinse and drain under cold water until cool. Drain well; set aside.

  2. Combine shallots and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.

  3. Combine noodles, tuna, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add shallot mixture; toss gently to coat.

  4. Spoon 1 cup of noodle mixture on each of 4 lettuce-lined plates. Sprinkle olives evenly over salads.

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