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Tuna Tortellini Salad

Tuna Tortellini Salad

Tuna Tortellini Pasta Salad is a simple, vibrant dish that stars a lovely homemade Chive Vinaigrette that you’ll want to drizzle on every type of cold pasta salad.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

Chive Vinaigrette

  • 1 jalapeno, seeded
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil use a good quality EVOO with a mild flavor
  • 5 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice or about 2 small limes

Tuna Tortellini Salad

Instructions
 

Chive Vinaigrette

  • Add 5 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice, 1 jalapeno, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, 2 tablespoons fresh chives, and ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil to a food processor or blender.
  • Blend for 20-30 seconds, until well combined. 

Tuna Tortellini Salad

  • Cook tortellini according to package directions. Rinse tortellini with cold water to prevent them from continuing to cook. Let excess water strain off.
  • Add 2 (5 ounce) cans of tuna in olive oil to a bowl. The olive oil the tuna is packed in will be added to the salad as it’s packed with flavor. 
  • Add quartered cherry tomatoes, diced shallots, and strained tortellini to the bowl. Add Chive Vinaigrette and stir until well combined.
  • Refrigerate in a lidded container until serving. For best results, chill for 2-4 hours before serving to let the flavors meld.  
  • When serving, garnish with freshly chopped chives (optional).
  • For best results, store in a lidded container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Keyword Chive dressing, Chive vinaigrette, Cold tortellini pasta salad, Tuna tortellini pasta salad, tuna tortellini salad
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