Lemon Pepper Tuna with Orzo

Same old tuna salad--not! Zesty tuna, dilled cheese and interesting pasta are dressed with lemon mayo for a delicious change.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 0

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (10 oz)
2
pouches (5 oz each) zesty lemon pepper-flavored marinated chunk light tuna
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
cup diced dilled Havarti cheese (4 oz)
1
cup reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
Lemon slice, if desired
Dill weed sprig, if desired
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 Mix pasta and remaining ingredients except lemon slices and dill weed in large bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Garnish with lemon slices and dill weed.

Expert Tips

Tuna is now packaged in tightly sealed, vacuum-packed pouches. The flavored or plain tuna is ready to serve with no draining. These flat pouches store easily and can go anywhere.

Elbow macaroni, small macaroni rings or small shell pasta can be substituted for the orzo. If you can’t find the lemon pepper-flavored tuna, use regular tuna and add 1 teaspoon lemon pepper or your favorite seasoning blend.

Regular Havarti or any cheese can be used in place of the dilled Havarti cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
(
Calories from Fat
225 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25 g
25 %
(Saturated Fat
8 g,
8 %
),
Cholesterol
55 mg
55 %;
Sodium
89 mg
89 %;
Total Carbohydrate
53 g
53 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
28 g
28 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
38%;
Calcium
14%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.