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