Sfoglini Fusilli Mediterranean Salad

Crispy cucumbers and radishes are tossed with olive oil packed tuna, Kalamata olives, and Organic Fusilli. Dressed with a lemon basil vinaigrette, this refreshing pasta salad is great for picnics or BBQ’s.

INGREDIENTS

MAKES FOUR SERVINGS

  • 8 oz. Sfoglini Fusilli
  • 4 oz. cucumber
  • 3 oz. radishes
  • 2 oz. red onion
  • 1 1/2 oz. celery stalk
  • 5 oz. can of tuna (packed in olive oil)
  • 2.5 oz. Kalamata olives, halved
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 oz. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 leaves fresh Lemon Basil
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste

DIRECTIONS

Add the tuna, with its oil, to a large bowl, and break it up with a spoon. Finely chop the cucumber, radishes, onion, and celery, and add it to the tuna. Add the sliced olives to the tuna and vegetables. Season the mixture with lemon juice, olive oil, basil, red pepper flakes, and salt. Set the mixture aside, allowing the flavors to meld.

Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil, and salt the water generously - your pasta water should be as salty as the ocean. Boil the Sfoglini Fusilli to al dente, 5 to 8 minutes. When the pasta is cooked, drain and rinse it in cold water.

Add the pasta to the tuna-vegetable mixture, and gently toss to combine. Refrigerate overnight (8-10 hours) to allow the ingredients to blend. Salt the pasta salad to taste, and serve.