Tuna with Penne, Lemon, and Parsley

Tuna can be purchased in convenient 3- and 5- ounce, easy-to-open pouches as well as cans. Albacore tuna is more expensive, but we prefer its milder flavor. Any variety is fine as long as it's packed in water rather than oil.


6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 276
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Protein 19.7 g
Carbohydrate 30.0 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 342 mg
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fiber 1.8 g
Calcium 78 mg


3 cups cooked penne (about 8 ounces uncooked tube-shaped pasta)
1 (12-ounce) can albacore tuna in water, drained and flaked
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; toss gently. Serve at room temperature.

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 2004
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