Spanish Summer Pasta Salad - Ensalada de Pasta

Fresh Spanish Pasta Salad
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  • 90 mins
  • Prep: 80 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 5 servings
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Like Spanish potato salad, Spanish pasta has a distinctly Mediterranean flavor, and is fresh-tasting and easy to make. Bow tie pasta, mayonnaise, fresh tomatoes, olives, pickles and onion are tossed with vegetables. Add a can of tuna to the mix and you have a great-tasting Spanish take on pasta salad.

What You'll Need

  • 16 oz bow tie pasta
  • 2 large, firm tomatoes
  • 4-5 Gherkin pickles
  • 1 Italian green pepper
  • 1-6 oz can tuna
  • 1-15 oz can sliced or diced cooked carrots
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1-6 oz can pitted black olives
  • 7.5 oz canned kernel corn
  • 12 oz mayonnaise
  • Optional - 2 hard boiled eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Cook the bow tie pasta. Drain, rinse and cool for 10 minutes. Refrigerate pasta for at least an hour.
  2. While pasta is cooling, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Cut tomatoes into wedges. Slice green pepper into strips, about an inch and a half. Slice pickles into half, lengthwise. Drain the tuna and carrots. Slice the red onion thinly. Cut olives in half.
  3. Once the pasta is chilled, combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Then, toss the ingredients with the pasta. Serve cold as a first course or side dish.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 1127
    Total Fat 60 g
    Saturated Fat 10 g
    Unsaturated Fat 16 g
    Cholesterol 127 mg
    Sodium 1,876 mg
    Carbohydrates 122 g
    Dietary Fiber 9 g
    Protein 27 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)