Orzo and Tuna Salad

For a tasty variation on tuna salad, stir in orzo, cream cheese and cucumber.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (6 oz)
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2
cups diced cucumber (about 1 medium)
3
tablespoons cider vinegar
2
medium stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
cans (5 oz each) albacore tuna in water, drained
2
tablespoons chopped fresh dill weed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 quarts water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling. Add pasta; cook 7 to 9 minutes or until tender. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 In food processor, place cream cheese, 1 cup of the cucumber, the celery, vinegar and oil. Cover; process until smooth.
  • 3 In large bowl, stir pasta, cream cheese mixture, remaining 1/2 cup cucumber and remaining ingredients until well mixed.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    380
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    920mg
    920%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    40g
    40%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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