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

Caroline Wright

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Jonathan Kantor

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
17 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; fat 12.9g; saturated fat 2.8g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 22g; carbohydrates 43g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 18mg; iron 3mg; sodium 477mg; calcium 138mg.
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