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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 2, Monday

Tuna Cannellini Pasta Salad

Cooking time: 25 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     Tuna Macaroni Salad was a summer staple when I was a child.  I don't know if it still is.... This is an updated version: more veg, no mayonnaise.

Tuna Cannellini Pasta Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Total time: 25 minutes
     With the addition of white beans this becomes a main meal pasta salad.  Using a yogurt based rather than mayonnaise based dressing keeps it healthy... but still creamy.   

Tuna Cannellini Pasta Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, whisk, large bowl, strainer, pot,
colander for pasta

Put water on high heat for pasta
Snip all herbs
Make dressing
Open, rinse beans
Open, drain tuna

Slice cherry tomatoes, olives in half
Slice celery at an angle
Slice green pepper into matchsticks, cut in half
Start to cook pasta
     Pause while pasta cooks
Drain pasta, toss with oil
Add some dressing to pasta, toss
Add the rest of the ingredients, toss
Taste, add more dressing as desired
Toss gently and serve.