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Tuna and Olive Pasta Salad

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.

Health APRIL 2012

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
  • Cook time:12 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Total:17 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 365
  • Fat: 12.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbohydrate: 43g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 477mg
  • Calcium: 138mg
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