Greek Pasta Salad

Good quick coming home meal.

Greek Pasta Salad
Serves: 4
via: Cooking Light April 2004

Salad:
3 cups uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta)
Cooking spray
1 (8-ounce) tuna steak (about 3/4 inch thick)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sliced peeled cucumber
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese with peppercorns
1/4 cup coarsely chopped red onion
1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 cherry tomatoes, halved

Dressing:
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

Good With: Pita Crisps – put in broiler coat with oil oil and parmesan.

To prepare salad, cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain; place in a large bowl.

Heat a large grill pan coated with cooking spray over high heat. Sprinkle tuna with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add tuna; cook 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; cool slightly. Cut tuna into 1-inch pieces. Add tuna, cucumber, and next 5 ingredients (cucumber through tomatoes) to pasta.

To prepare dressing, combine lemon juice and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over salad, and toss gently to coat.