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Creamy Feta, Bow Ties and Tuna Greek Salad

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 10 servings
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Green Giant® sweet peas provide a simple addition to this creamy bow tie pasta and tuna salad. The perfect dinner if you love Mediterranean cuisine!

Ingredients

12
oz. uncooked bow tie pasta (farfalle)
2
cups fresh peas or frozen sweet peas
2
(12-oz.) cans water-packed solid white tuna, drained
1
(4-oz.) jar sliced pimientos, drained, chopped
1/4
cup olive oil
1/4
cup milk
1
cup plain yogurt
1/2
cup light mayonnaise
2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
(8-oz.) pkg. tomato and basil feta cheese, crumbled

Steps

  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package, adding peas during last 5 minutes of cooking time. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
  • 2 In very large bowl, combine cooked pasta and peas, tuna and pimientos; mix well.
  • 3 In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine all remaining ingredients; process 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is creamy and feta is finely chopped. Add to pasta mixture; mix well to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package, adding peas during last 5 minutes of cooking time. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
  • 2 In very large bowl, combine cooked pasta and peas, tuna and pimientos; mix well.
  • 3 In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine all remaining ingredients; process 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is creamy and feta is finely chopped. Add to pasta mixture; mix well to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Expert Tips

Solid white canned tuna is large pieces of albacore tuna. The mild flavor of albacore tuna blends well with the tangy feta dressing in this salad.

Plain feta cheese plus 1 tablespoon of chopped sun-dried tomatoes and 1 teaspoon of dried basil leaves can be used in place of the tomato and basil feta cheese in this recipe.

Serve this flavorful main dish salad with crisp breadsticks and iced tea.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
5g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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