Tuna Pasta Salad
long does it take?
cup bowtie or elbow pasta, cooked
can tuna packed in water
cup Herb's Vinaigrette
stalk celery, chopped
to make it:
the can of tuna, and drain the water into the sink. Place all ingredients into
a bowl, and toss.
222, Protein: 15 g, Carbohydrate: 15 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated fat: 2 g, Vitamin
E: 5 mg (59% of the RDA), Niacin: 8 mg (52% of the RDA), Magnesium: 37 mg (13%
of the RDA), Phosphorus: 137 mg (11% of the RDA)
in it for you?
is a cold-water fish that is rich in heart-happy fats called omega-3 fatty acids.
Tuna packed in water is lower in fat and higher in omega-3 fatty acids than
tuna packed in oil. Pasta is a good source of magnesium, which is part of more
than 300 of your body's enzymes. Enzymes make your muscles move and help release
energy from the food you eat.
pasta is quick and easy. But if you don't feel comfortable boiling water, make
it the first few times with someone who does. To cook 1 cup dry pasta, bring
2 quarts of water to a rolling boil in a medium-size or large pot (at least
a 4- or 5-quart size). One half cup of dry pasta will yield 1 cup of cooked
pasta. Add the pasta, and stir every minute or so to keep it from sticking to
the bottom of the pot. To test if the pasta is done, carefully remove one piece
with a slotted spoon, and let it cool. Then taste it. The pasta is cooked when
it no longer tastes like flour. Cooking it too long will make it mushy. Italians
say pasta should be cooked al dente, which means to the teeth. In other words,
cooked pasta should be firm, but not crunchy, when you bite into it. When the
pasta is done, carefully pour the contents of the pot into a colander, and rinse
with warm water.