While deciding what to have for lunch today I was looking online at quinoa recipes, only to find we did not have quinoa in the house. Instead, I decided on a pasta salad and looking around the refrigerator found some great ingredients. The pasta salad was lightly spiced and very mild, but with lots of flavour. Apples and orange pepper gave it a nice crunch and tuna added protein. All in all a great easy lunch!
Curry Pasta Salad
Half a package of elbow noodles
½ cup Craisins
1 orange pepper chopped into small pieces
1 apple cored and chopped into small pieces
1 can of tuna
4 tablespoons of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
1 teaspoon of yellow curry powder
1 teaspoon of cumin
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon of turmeric
Boil pasta, until al dente and then drain, and rinse the pasta with cold water.
In your salad bowl add the tuna and with a fork, separate it into desired size. Chop and then add your apple and orange pepper. Then add craisins.
Next add spices and Miracle Whip.
Combine drained cool pasta and stir thoroughly.
Refrigerate until cooled, this gives the miracle whip and the pasta time to set.