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Tuna and Olive Pasta Salad

Photo: Jonathan Kantor
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Total time 17 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Tuna and Olive Pasta Salad is perfect if you’re craving fast flavor. Just toss together store-bought pesto, tuna, and olives—voila! A simple pasta meal is ready in under 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (1/2 box) whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup store-bought pesto
  • 1 (6-ounce) can oil-packed tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 365
  • fat 12.9 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 7 g
  • polyfat 2.3 g
  • protein 22 g
  • carbohydrate 43 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 18 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 477 mg
  • calcium 138 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water; reserve 1/4 cup pasta water. Drain pasta, run under cold water, and return to pot.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together pesto and 2 tablespoons reserved pasta water; toss with pasta, tuna, olives, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper in pot. Chill, if desired; serve.