Orzo and Tuna Salad

Orzo and Tuna Salad

For a tasty variation on tuna salad, stir in orzo, cream cheese and cucumber.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (6 oz)
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2
cups diced cucumber (about 1 medium)
3
tablespoons cider vinegar
2
medium stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
cans (5 oz each) albacore tuna in water, drained
2
tablespoons chopped fresh dill weed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 quarts water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling. Add pasta; cook 7 to 9 minutes or until tender. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. In food processor, place cream cheese, 1 cup of the cucumber, the celery, vinegar and oil. Cover; process until smooth.
  3. In large bowl, stir pasta, cream cheese mixture, remaining 1/2 cup cucumber and remaining ingredients until well mixed.
Makes 4 servings (about 1 1/4 cups each)
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Kitchen Tips
For a special touch, sprinkle capers over the finished salad.
Use canned salmon or smoked salmon in place of the tuna.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 920mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 40g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 27g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 1/2 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.