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Niçoise Pasta Salad with Basil Dressing

Niçoise Pasta Salad is a quick dish that allows you to use whatever veggies your heart desires with a little pasta added to bulk up the salad and make it a little more filling. With a dairy-free, pesto-like dressing full of fresh basil, this is totally worthy of dinner salad status on your weekly meal plan.

This recipe is reprinted from A New Way to Food by Maggie Batista.


4 servings

Total Time

30 minutes

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Test Kitchen Tip

If you are not a fan of raw vegetables, add them during the last minute or two of cooking the pasta.


For the dressing, add basil, oil, pine nuts, water, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to a powerful blender; blend until smooth.

For the salad, cook pasta in a pot of boiling water with salt according to package directions; drain, toss with oil, and set aside to cool. Combine pasta, greens, vegetables, and olives in a large bowl.

Pour half the dressing on the pasta salad; toss to evenly coat. Flake the tuna across the top of the pasta salad.

Serve salad with remaining dressing.

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