The summer season is finally here and with that brings numerous BBQ’s and parties. Sometimes, you want to bring something thats different than the norm. most people bring wine or cakes. How about a new twist on a pasta salad? Ever since I was a little girl one of my favorite things to eat in the world was tuna fish, not the fancy types you find in restaurants, although that is good too. But I’m talking a good old-fashioned tuna sandwich. My childhood friend Gina and I both loved them and ate them all the time with a slice or two of yummy American cheese on top and a side dish of Doritos! It’s still one of my all time favs. So, this dish was inspired for my love of tuna. I’ve been making this for years and if you like tuna you will love this.
- 1 box of pasta (I prefer farfalle but anything works)
- Mayo (I prefer good old fashioned Hellmann’s)
- 1 chopped onion (red)
- 2-3 cans of tuna (I prefer Bumblebee in water)
- Dill (dried)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese (optional)
- Cherry Tomatoes (optional)
Boil your water for the pasta and cook pasta accordingly. When pasta is done run it under some cool water as your draining it. When drained place add about half of it at a tine in a large bowl. Drain your tuna and chop it up with your fork as if you were making a tuna sandwich then add it to the pasta bowl. You can add about a 1/2 cup of mayo at this time and mix. I usually just keep adding the mayo as needed, it really depends how you like it. So add a little and you can always add more as you go. Throw in your chopped onion, I like red onion for color but you can use what you like or have on hand, and combine, then salt and pepper and dill, lots of it…..its the ingredient that separates it from the rest. Add the shredded cheddar. Mix everything together and then TASTE it! Top with some sliced cherry tomatoes. If you need more of anything just add it, it’s your dish! Refrigerate it or enjoy it immediately. If bringing it to a party put it in a nice bowl and give the bowl to your hostess as it hostess gift. That’s always a nice thing to do and they have cute inexpensive bowls at Target or Party City.
You can add anything else you feel you would like in this dish. I’d love to hear your versions of it! Please email me them! Enjoy!