Pasta Nicoise made with Italian vinaigrette and tuna packed in water plus green beans and black olives.
12 ounces uncooked rotini
1 bottle (8 ounce) Italian vinaigrette
1 6-oz. can tuna packed in water, drained
3 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and cut into wedges
1 cup frozen green beans, thawed
1/4 cup olives
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
Reserve 1/4-cup vinaigrette. Toss pasta with remaining vinaigrette; place in serving bowl or on individual plates.
Arrange tuna, eggs, green beans and olives on top of pasta.
Drizzle with reserved vinaigrette. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Nicoise means of or pertaining to Nice, France.
Recipe makes 6 servings.
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