Mediterranean Tuna Orzo Salad
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With a product this great we aren’t making a simple tuna sandwich… no my friends we are going to be making delicious and colorful bowl of Mediterranean Tuna Orzo Salad! This is always a crowd pleaser and a dish friends and family will be begging you to bring to the party every time!
Here is the recipe down below, there are so many great ingredients in this recipe which makes it full of flavor and spice!
- 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, do not use regular mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon (2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice)
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup dry orzo pasta (measured when dry)
- 2 cans Wild Selections Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water, drained
- 4 full, canned roasted red bell peppers, drained and coarsely diced
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives, drained and coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped (very loosely measured)
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 large cucumber, chopped
- 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Dressing: Whisk the red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, oregano, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste), and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste) together in a small bowl. Slowly add in the olive oil into the vinegar mixture while whisking briskly. Whisk in the lemon juice. Pour into a jar and store in the fridge while prepping the rest of the salad.
- Cook the orzo pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Toss with 2-3 tablespoons of the dressing and pour into a large bowl.
- Meanwhile, prep the rest of the ingredients: drain the tuna and add to the pasta. Coarsely dice the roasted bell peppers, coarsely chop the olives, finely chop the parsley, dice the red onion, and chop the cucumber. Add all the ingredients to the pasta.
- Toss with the dressing to taste (you can use all of it or less) and top with the feta cheese. Toss and enjoy immediately
The key ingredient in this dish is the tuna… so do not cheap out on just any kind you come across! I highly encourage you to prepare this scrumptious dish using the Wild Selections Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water, it is truly going to make a difference. I always find mine stocked on the shelves at my local Publix.
Let me know in the comment section below if you tried out this recipe and how it turned out! What other delicious recipes have you come up with when using Wild Selections Solid White Albacore Tuna?
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