Tuna & Spinach Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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By Stroller Strides Franchisee & Chef, Reema Mahmood-Isble

Ingredients:

1 lb whole-wheat penne pasta (cooked according to package directions and cooled to room temperature)
3 cups fresh baby spinach, either tear or chop the leaves
3 cans of white albacore tuna (the tuna packed in water works best for this recipe, and is much healthier then that in oil) drain and rinse the tuna under cold water in a colander
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped roughly
1 small red onion, diced

1.) In large mixing bowl, combine spinach, tuna, cilantro, and onion and mix well.
2.) Add pasta and dressing (see below) and toss until well coated.
3.) Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving- flavor intensifies as pasta soaks up the dressing.

Dressing

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup lemon juice, squeezed fresh
1 cup olive oil or grape seed oil
1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Blend together in bowl with wire whisk until well mixed.

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