Tuna Nicoise Pasta

Author: Canadian Living

For the best results and tastiest dish, look for good-quality canned tuna fillets that have been packed in oil.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 cup halved green bean
  • 6 cups large shell pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped black olive
  • 2 tablespoons chopped rinsed drained capers
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each pepper
  • 2 cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 belgian endive sliced crosswise
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cans tuna packed in oil

Method

In large pot of boiling salted water, cook green beans in colander for 3 minutes or until tender-crisp. Remove colander and cool beans under cold water; set aside.

Add pasta to pot; cook for about 8 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain and return to pot or place in serving bowl.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook olives, capers, garlic, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes or until garlic begins to turn golden.

Add tomatoes; cook, stirring, for about 4 minutes or until beginning to soften. Stir in green beans; cook for 1 minute. Stir in endive and parsley; cook for 1 minute.

Drain tuna, reserving 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil. Add tuna and oil and olive mixture to pasta; toss to coat.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 785 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 531.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 70 g

%RDI

  • Iron 34.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 91.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 27.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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