Rating: 3.31 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

A light and cool dinner with tomato, tuna and cucumber. Substitute your favorite pasta shapes for the angel hair.

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prep:
2 hrs 10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In medium bowl, combine olives, tomatoes, tuna, cucumber, onion, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir well and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water until cool. Toss with tomato mixture, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

423 calories; protein 24.5g; carbohydrates 44.2g; fat 17.4g; cholesterol 18.8mg; sodium 272.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2008
This is a great light recipe. I think the angel hair is the perfect pasta for this since it's also very thin and light. Some tips or alterations I made: I added more olive oil than the recipe called for (it helps flavor the pasta) and more olives. I personally don't like raw onion so I used onion powder (liberally) instead. I was very generous with the salt (kosher) and pepper and added garlic powder as well. I can see how this might be bland if you aren't very liberal with the spices and I think even if I had used onion I'd still add the onion powder. The whole thing was VERY flavorful and had a nice blend of flavors and textures. I'd definitely make this again and add it to my "staple summer foods." One thing I would warn against is eating this left over. I guess the salt sweated the water out of the cucumber and leftover this was so watery and bland it was almost inedible. Definitely eat this right after making it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2006
This recipe is ok. I made it again and added lemon-pepper tuna which made a huge difference. It added a lot to the flavor. Read More
(12)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2008
This is a great light recipe. I think the angel hair is the perfect pasta for this since it's also very thin and light. Some tips or alterations I made: I added more olive oil than the recipe called for (it helps flavor the pasta) and more olives. I personally don't like raw onion so I used onion powder (liberally) instead. I was very generous with the salt (kosher) and pepper and added garlic powder as well. I can see how this might be bland if you aren't very liberal with the spices and I think even if I had used onion I'd still add the onion powder. The whole thing was VERY flavorful and had a nice blend of flavors and textures. I'd definitely make this again and add it to my "staple summer foods." One thing I would warn against is eating this left over. I guess the salt sweated the water out of the cucumber and leftover this was so watery and bland it was almost inedible. Definitely eat this right after making it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2006
This recipe sounds very tasty, but if you boil angel hair pasta for 10 minutes, I promise you it ain't gonna be al dente! It will be way overcooked! Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2006
This recipe is ok. I made it again and added lemon-pepper tuna which made a huge difference. It added a lot to the flavor. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2007
This was tasty! I used rotini pasta and I didn't have olives on hand but I added red wine vinegar dill parsley and a tiny bit of mayo and mustard for extra flavour. Will definitely make this one again it's super quick and tastes great! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
My family liked the recipe very much. I added extra oil/vinegar to flavor all the pasta. I used "wagon wheel" pasta instead of angel hair. Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2006
I love all the ingredients but I hated this salad. The garlic and onions were super strong and made for really bad breath and the olive oil didn't take on the different flavors like I expected. It was just bland pasta with a bit of veggies here and there. Maybe I did something wrong but I wont make this again. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
The tuna just adds a bad taste to everything. What a waste of time and food. From now on I will think again before trying out a new recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2007
I made this tonight and my family loved it. It is a great way to use up garden veggies. I am trying to decide what it is that is needed to help the flavor. I'm not sure but adding extra salt did help. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2003
I skipped the olives and was very satisfied with this recipe: a nice and refreshing summer pasta. Read More
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