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Caesar Tuna Salad in Pasta Shells

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Looking for a seafood dinner? Then check out this Caesar tuna salad served in pasta shells. Ready in 35 minutes!

Ingredients

16
uncooked jumbo pasta shells
2
cans (6 ounces each) albacore tuna in water, drained
1
cup cherry tomatoes, cut into fourths
1
package (10 ounces) frozen cut green beans, cooked and drained
1/3
cup sliced ripe olives
1/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
cup creamy Caesar dressing
Dash of pepper
Leaf lettuce leaves
2
hard-cooked eggs, chopped

Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 Mix tuna, tomatoes, green beans and olives in medium bowl. Mix mayonnaise, Caesar dressing and pepper; toss with tuna mixture.
  • 3 Spoon about 1/4 cup tuna mixture into each pasta shell. Arrange shells on lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with eggs.
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 Mix tuna, tomatoes, green beans and olives in medium bowl. Mix mayonnaise, Caesar dressing and pepper; toss with tuna mixture.
  • 3 Spoon about 1/4 cup tuna mixture into each pasta shell. Arrange shells on lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with eggs.

Expert Tips

Transform this salad into a low-fat favorite by using fat-free mayonnaise and reduced-fat Caesar dressing. You'll reduce the fat to 16 grams and the calories to 435 for each serving.

Complete the meal with soft breadsticks or crusty sourdough bread.

For a special presentation, serve the pasta shells on a platter lined with burgundy-colored radicchio and bright green leaf lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
Calories from Fat
385
% Daily Value
Total Fat
43g
43%
Saturated Fat
7g
7%
Cholesterol
160mg
160%
Sodium
1150mg
1150%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
Protein
32g
32%
% Daily Value*:
Iron
24%
24%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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