Warmer weather is on the horizon and that means it’s time to BBQ and eat outside. Pasta salad is a great ‘go to’ side dish that is simple to pack and travel with and can easily be made in large quantities. This pasta salad recipe uses Jovial Foods 100% Organic Whole Wheat Einkorn Pasta. Unlike modern wheat, einkorn contains all the same nutrients, most in higher amounts like essential trace minerals, protein, iron, B vitamins and fiber, and a significant amount of the antioxidant Lutein.
Fusilli with Tuna Pasta Salad
8 oz. fresh tomatoes, diced
3 celery ribs, diced
12 oz. fresh grilled or jarred tuna packed in water
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. parsley, chopped
3 tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
12 oz. Jovial Einkorn fusilli
Cook pasta according to directions of package. Drain and place in serving dish to cool, tossing with 1 tbsp. olive oil. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk remaining olive oil, lemon juice, mustard and herbs together until creamy. Add salt to taste. Toss in crumbled tuna fish and mix well. Add tomatoes and celery, mix well. Toss all ingredients together with pasta in mixing bowl.
A nice variation on tuna would be grilled salmon. Fish can be substituted with 3 boiled and chopped eggs.
*Recipe & image courtesy of Jovial Foods.*