Tuna and Broccoli Pasta Salad

    45 minutes

    This is a very good pasta salad with broccoli, fresh tuna, walnuts and a dressing made of olive oil and anchovies.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 head broccoli, separated into florets
    • 500g penne pasta
    • 500g fresh tuna steaks
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) water
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) white wine
    • 4 medium tomatoes, quartered
    • 500g mozzarella cheese, diced
    • 8 large black olives, sliced
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed
    • 3/4 cup (185ml) olive oil

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil; use this water to blanch the broccoli and cook the pasta. Blanch broccoli in boiling water. When it is al dente, transfer broccoli to a bowl of ice water. Drain thoroughly.
    2. Cook penne in salted, boiling water until al dente. Drain. Rinse under cold running water until completely cooled and then drain completely.
    3. Meanwhile, place tuna in a frypan with water, white wine and lemon juice. Cover and cook until done. Break fish into chunks.
    4. Combine broccoli, penne, fish, tomatoes, cheese, olives, walnuts, garlic and parsley in a large serving bowl.
    5. Heat olive oil in small pan over low heat. Cut anchovy fillets into small pieces, add to the olive oil and mash with a fork until they dissolve. Do not let oil get too hot. Pour oil-anchovy mixture over salad. Toss and serve immediately.

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    This is fabulous! I used canned tuna in olive oil instead of albacore because i do not have it here in Prague. It goes down great with a glass of white wine. What a wonderful, light, highly refreshing recipe. thanks Christine :o)  -  07 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Easy and quick to prepare. Tastes better chilled and served over your favorite lettuce.  -  22 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    felt this was a really weird combination of flavors, not at all a fan  -  09 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)