Nicoise Pasta Salad with Low-Fat Tonnato Dressing

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By: This Cookin' Dad

Course: Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Makes 4 Servings


Ingredients

  • 1 box Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chervil finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme finely chopped

  • 4 teaspoons fresh tarragon finely chopped

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved

  • 2 cups cut raw green beans 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup Nicoise olives chopped

  • 2 tablespoons capers divided (plus more for garnish)

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 lemon juiced

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs quartered

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots

  • lemon wedges (optional)

Dressing

  • 16 oz can tuna packed in water, undrained

  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cup shallots roughly chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic roughly chopped

  • 1 lemon juiced

  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce

  • salt and pepper

  • 1-2 tablespoons water


Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Place pasta in large bowl; set aside.

  2. In small bowl, combine chopped herbs.

  3. In large bowl, combine tomatoes, green beans, olives, capers, olive oil, black pepper and 3 tablespoons of the herb mixture. Add to pasta; toss to combine.

  4. For dressing, combine tuna, mayonnaise, yogurt, shallots, garlic, lemon juice and fish sauce in food processor bowl. Process until completely combined. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. If necessary, add water, one tablespoon at a time, until dressing reaches desired thickness.

  5. Divide pasta mixture among 8 serving plates. Drizzle each with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the tonnato dressing and some lemon juice. Top each serving with 4 egg quarters, additional capers, sliced shallots and a sprinkle of remaining herb mixture. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.


Nutritional Information

  • 390 Calories

  • 16 g Fat

  • 46 g Carbohydrates

  • 19 g Protein

  • 195 mg Cholesterol

  • 445 mg Sodium

  • 6 g Dietary Fiber

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