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Barilla Rotini Salad with Tuna, Olives & Mozzarella Cheese


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Barilla Rotini Salad with Tuna, Olives & Mozzarella Cheese
PREPARATION TIME
2 hours

DIFFICULTY
Medium

TYPE
Summer Pasta Salad

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
CALORIES: 420
CARBOHYDRATE: 47.0g
PROTEIN: 17.0g
FAT: 18.0g

TYPE OF RECIPE
Seafood


Ingredients for 8 people


1 BOX Barilla Rotini
1/3 CUP extra virgin olive oil
3 CUPS Cherry Tomatoes Quartered
1 CUP Kalamata Olive Halved
6 OUNCES Tuna In Olive Oil Drained
1 CUP Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese (May Substitute Fresh Mozzarella)
1 TEASPOON Salt-Packed Caper Soaked
1/2 CUP Fresh Basil Chopped



Preparation 2 hours preparation + 10 minutes cooking
1. BRING a large pot of salted water to a boil

2. SOAK capers in a bowl of water for 30 minutes to remove excess salt

3. COMBINE cherry tomatoes, olives, tuna, mozzarella, basil, salt, pepper and olive oil in a large bowl

4. Set aside to marinate 30 minutes to 2 hours

5. ADD Rotini to boiling water

6. Cook according to package directions

7. Drain, place on flat baking pan, drizzle with olive oil, and let cool

8. DRAIN capers and mince finely; add capers to the large bowl

9. When pasta is cool, add pasta to bowl

10. Toss all ingredients, season with additional salt and pepper as desired, toss well and serve