Tuna Vegetable Orzo Salad makes a delicious and super easy dinner for those nights when you want to serve your family something quick and healthy.
Did you know that Bumble Bee Tuna is a great source of protein and low in fat? Now that summer vacation has come to an end and we are getting into the swing of the school year I am trying to whip our diets back into shape and that especially means serving a healthy dinner. This Tuna Vegetable Orzo Salad is a quick make ahead salad your whole family can enjoy after a busy day.
You can make it with either Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna or Light Tuna, which can be found at your local grocer in both pouches or cans. I especially love the “no-can-opener-required” option the pouches provide! I always keep a few on hand in the pantry for those nights when I don’t really “feel” like making dinner. Yeah, I know we all have them and luckily this pasta salad is so simple, it hardly feels like any work at all.
Whether you make it in the morning and let it chill all day or take it along to work or school this delicious, light, refreshing meal soon is something your whole family will love. What are some of your favorite meals to make that include tuna? I’m always on the look out for a few more ways to solve the week-night dinner dilemma. I hope you will try this Tuna Vegetable Orzo Salad soon, enjoy!
Tuna Vegetable Orzo Salad
Yield 6 servings
- 5 oz. Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna
- 6 oz Orzo pasta, cooked
- 1 Roma tomato, diced
- 1/4 small onion, diced
- 1/4 green pepper, diced
- 1 3 oz can sliced black olives
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp sweet basil, dried
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large mixing bowl combine the tuna, orzo, tomato, onion, green pepper and black olives.
- In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and honey.
- Pour the olive oil mixture over the pasta salad, add the sweet basil, salt and pepper and toss gently to coat.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Courses main dish, salad
If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy tuna in your everyday diet make sure to check out this awesome collection of Bumble Bee custom recipes! #BumbleBeeB2S #CleverGirls
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Wow, what an easy meal, that packs a lot of protein!
Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch says
This looks like a great new dish for my family!!
I hope you all enjoy it Nichi 🙂
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
I love this, & I especially love the orzo in this! 🙂 Yum! Definitely pinning for a busy weeknight.
thanks Carrie, it is so easy and tasty, you’re gonna love it!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
What a great way to incorporate tuna into this orzo salad! Love all of the flavors. This is perfect for lunch or dinner!
Lisa @ Cooking with Curls says
What a delicious meal Emily! I can’t wait to try it. 🙂
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
Yum- I love tuna AND orzo and love the addition of black olives too!!
You should try it soon Claire, its so easy!
Love how quick and easy this meal is! It looks fantastic and the tuna and orzo sound perfect with everything in here! A light and refreshing meal that my family would really love!
Thank you Kelly!
This is such a great salad!! Love the high protein low fat ratio 🙂 (weird?? Lol!)
Thanks Zainab, you have to try it soon, it’s delicious!