It is July 4th weekend and thought turn to picnic food.  Even though I was running around all over day (Farmer’s Market in the morning was enjoyable, but the rest of the day was insane), I still felt in a festive type of mood.  So I made this salad which was easy and delicious.  There was originally a recipe similar to this on the Real Simple website, but I changed it to my tastes and what I had available.


1 bag of American Pride Pasta (or any other 14 oz bag of novelty pasta)

1 1/2 cups fresh sweet peas (bought this morning at the Farmers Market)

2 scallions, sliced really thin and pulled apart

handful of chopped fresh basil

12 oz can of tuna packed in water

Wegman’s Basil Vinaigrette dressing



Cook pasta according to directions.  Strain.  Run under cold water and let drain.

In a large bowl combine pasta, tuna, peas, scallions, and basil.  Mix well.

Pour in dressing until it coats the pasta.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy!  And have a happy 4th!