Italian Tuna Pasta Salad

3 cups multi-colored radian
Boiling salted water
1 can (12-1/2 ounces) tuna drained
1/3 cup olive oil or salad oil
3 tablespoons herb vinegar or white
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
Crisp lettuce
Cherry tomatoes for garnish
Black olives for garnish

Cook macaroni or pasta in boiling salt water according to package directions. Drain. Rinse in cold water. While pasta cooks, combine tuna, oil, vinegar, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Toss tuna mixture with the macaroni.

Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. Spoon over crisp lettuce. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and olives.

Good served with hot Italian bread. Spread with herb or garlic butter.

Serves: 4

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana