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Orzo, bean and tuna salad with black olives on a plate

Orzo, bean and tuna salad

Published: April 24, 2020 at 2:33 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Turn storecupboard staples into this vibrant, nutritious orzo pasta salad with roasted red peppers and black olives

  • Healthy
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal298
fat11.9g
saturates1.7g
carbs26.6g
sugars4.3g
fibre5g
protein18.7g
salt0.7g
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Try this easy orzo pasta salad recipe using red onion, green beans, orzo, tuna, roasted red peppers and black olives. Also check out our niçoise salad, tuna pasta bake and tuna wraps, as well as more quick and easy pasta salad ideas.

Ingredients

  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 150g green beans, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 100g orzo
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tin tuna, drained and flaked
  • 3 roasted red peppers from a jar, chopped
  • 12 dry-cured black olives, halved
  • a handful dill, chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the onions and vinegar in a bowl and season.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the beans in boiling salted water for 3 minutes then scoop out with a slotted spoon. Cook the orzo in the same water until just tender then drain, rinse under cold water and drain really well again.

  • STEP 3

    Tip the beans, orzo, olive oil, tuna, peppers, olives and dill into the bowl with the onion and season well. Toss together and serve.

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