GARDEN TUNA-MACARONI SALAD
4 ounces Dreamfields low carb elbow pasta, scant 1 cup dry
1/2 medium cucumber, about 3 ounces after trimming
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 6-ounce cans tuna, drained
8 ounces small, cooked shrimp, optional
4 green onions, chopped
6 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
Cook the pasta as directed on the package and drain well. Peel the cucumber and remove the seeds; coarsely chop. Mix everything in a large bowl and chill at least 3 hours. You can also add your favorite seafood, such as crab or shrimp. I added shrimp to mine.
Makes about 6 servings
Do not freeze
Per Serving: 309 Calories; 21g Fat; 16g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
This is a salad that I used to make many years ago and it was always a hit at picnics. I haven't changed a thing other than to use low carb pasta. I'm going to be very cautious eating this because I'm not sure if I believe that Dreamfields pasta is really low in carbs. There is also the sugar alcohol (Sorbitol) in it to consider. I made a lower carb version of this salad using chicken and no pasta a while back. It's called Garden Chicken Salad. Although it tasted good, something seemed to be missing without the pasta. You can also use chicken in this recipe instead of the tuna. Click the photo to see a close-up.
Here are the counts that you'd get if you used regular elbow noodles:
Per Serving: 316 Calories; 21g Fat; 16g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 16g Net Carbs
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