Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

Instead of cleaning out the fridge to put dinner together, toss pasta with quality tuna; its richness and flavor will carry the salad, which is embellished with simple flavorings. Serve with a torn baguette.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and chop.

Step 3

Bring 4 quarts water and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting additional salt and fat. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well.

Step 4

Combine bell pepper, pasta, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, arugula, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss well.

Ratings & Reviews

Heisthousehold's Review

Saecca
March 25, 2013
I thought this was wonderful! I made it in the evening and put it in lunches the next day. I didn't measure the ingredients - just eyeballed it so probably went a little heavy on the vinegar and capers but I thought it gave a nice tang. The next day I added feta cheese to create a little different taste

Atalante's Review

Heisthousehold
July 01, 2012
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yannar's Review

flowerpot916
June 07, 2012
I'm a lover of red wine vin so when I saw this recipe a couple yrs ago in the mag I was excited and tried it that very weekend and what a wonderful wonderful dinner I had, really excellent meal. I added more veggies less pasta because I'm trying to be a bit healthier still very delicious. This bell pepper adds a great kick to this meal love love love it!

flowerpot916's Review

EPMaxwell
May 27, 2011
Really enjoyed the flavor and lightness of this meal. I didn't find the recommended tuna and instead used Bubblebee Chunk Light Tuna in oil. I couldn't help but feel that the recommended tuna would have been better in this dish. Will definitely make again. I think the addition of fresh tomatoes would make it perfect.

Janellemc's Review

dbshade
September 28, 2010
This recipe is great for the hot summer! I used fresh tomatoes in place of the red bell pepper since I had so many on hand from my garden. I also used spinach in place of arugula. Tasted wonderful! Works well the next day as a leftover lunch. This recipe is definitely a keeper!!

kicooke's Review

AMMoore
August 04, 2010
This recipe is awesome. It did not last long with just 3 of us eating it. When my fiance saw the print out she was only mildly enthusiastic but after the first bite she was sold. Its great for people on a restricted calorie diet like myself. I will make this again... soon!

EPMaxwell's Review

kicooke
July 27, 2010
This is a delicious, light meal. We used a canned ahi tuna filet from Whole Foods- I can't remember the brand. But this salad really highlighted the good flavor of the fish. I had mixed baby greens, so I used that instead of just arugula. I will definitely make again! Oh adn I used the enriched barilla penne instead of whole wheat- I just like it better.

AMMoore's Review

yannar
July 15, 2010
We have a friend who brings us home canned tuna from his off shore fishing trips. I've been looking for a recipe that high lights his tuna and this is IT for sure. My husband said it was one of the best meals I'd ever made. I didn't have arugula on hand so used spinach. I want use arugula next time to get that peppery flavor. Served this by itself and it was more than enough to fill us both up.

dbshade's Review

Atalante
June 11, 2010
I have prepared this dish twice for my family. We love it as a nice, light, quick summer dinner served with a nice "crusty" bread. I did not alter the ingredients and was able to find the suggested tuna at my local specialty grocer. I love the fresh taste and the pasta makes it filling.

carolfitz's Review

carolfitz
June 09, 2010
Simple & quick. Used jar of roasted peppers & subbed spinach for the arugula. Served with romaine & parmesan salad. Pretty good.