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Orzo and Tuna Salad

orzo and tuna salad Lunch
Orzo and Tuna Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 4

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

Updated February 11, 2010

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

Steps

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  • 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.

  • For a special touch, sprinkle capers over the finished salad.
  • Use canned salmon or smoked salmon in place of the tuna.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Potassium
400mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
3g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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