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Tuna and Olive Pasta Salad

Tuna-Olive-Pasta-Salad Jonathan Kantor

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.


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  • 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.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

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

Good to Know

The recipe is perfect if you’re craving fast flavor. Just toss together store-bought pesto, tuna, and olives—voila!