Corolles d’Alsace Salad with Tuna

Tomorrow, on American Mother’s Day, Jade and I are invited to Villiers-Louis, deep country, for an al fresco lunch and barbecue.  Wanting to make a pasta salad to bring, I spent a lot of time in the pasta aisle in the supermarket and discovered an interesting pasta from the Alsace region of France, corolles d’Alsace.

The shape is like a ruffled, cornucopia horn.  So cute!  And I loved the label.

The salad can be eaten as a main dish or side with barbecued ribs 🙂

Corolles d’Alsace Salad with Tuna

1/2 cup olive oil

Juice of one lemon

1 lb of pasta for salad, cooked and drained

1 can solid, water packed tuna, flaked

1/2 cup black olives, pitted and sliced

1 small red onion, chopped

1 large celery branch, chopped

3 hard boiled eggs, chopped

A handful of fresh parsley, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, seeded and quartered

Salt and pepper

Piment d’espelette or paprika (optional)

Beat the oil and lemon together and set aside.  Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, then pour in the dressing.  Sprinkle with the piment, if desired.

Wine suggestion:  Petit Chablis

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12 Responses to Corolles d’Alsace Salad with Tuna

  1. Never seen that pasta – have a good day tomorrow:)

  2. It really is very cute. I’ve certainly never seen it! Have a fab time.

  3. Made this for lunch with farfalle. Added some artichokes. Loved it. Healthy as well. Thanks.

  4. Those little corolles are lovely, lots of swirls to hold onto the tuna and herbs. A lovely spring lunch.

  5. I can see why you were tempted into buying the pasta 🙂

  6. What fun! And what pretty pasta.

    Love the label too!

  7. Mad Dog says:

    What a brilliant find – I’ve never seen that pasta before either and so pretty! Great recipe and lovely plate 😉

  8. I love pasta salad and we hardly ever have it. This is a great recipe.

  9. I think the varied pasta shapes available now.. there must be a story behind this one?? I just translated it on Google.. flower petals?? Is that right?

  10. Tessa says:

    What cool looking pasta! I hope that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  11. Your photography is stunning!

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