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Pesto Pasta with Tuna

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min
620 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

160 g gluten free/wheat free penne 2 cups
100 g tuna, canned, drained and shredded
1/4 cup pesto sauce 65 mL
1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 lemon
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 23 mL
1/4 cup pasta cooking water, approximately 65 mL
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. To save time, the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Start cooking the pasta.
  2. Open the tuna can, then drain and discard the oil. Shred the tuna then add it to a bowl. Stir in the pesto sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, and enough of the pasta cooking water to make a sauce. Mix well, then adjust the seasoning. Generally, you don't need to add salt since tuna is already salty.
  3. Pour the drained pasta into the serving bowl and mix thoroughly with the sauce. Serve in the warmed dishes.

Remarks

Parmesan is not added since the flavour of fish sauces in general does not benefit from the addition of cheese.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (180g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

620

Fat

30 g

46 %

Saturated 4.8 g
+ Trans 0 g

24 %

Cholesterol

10 mg

Sodium

280 mg

12 %

Carbohydrate

61 g

20 %

Fibre

3 g

11 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

25 g

Vitamin A

3 %

Vitamin C

9 %

Calcium

12 %

Iron

21 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 2 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¾ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Magnesium, Omega-6, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of  :
Iron, Potassium, Vitamin E
Excellent source of  :
Niacin, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B12
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Fruits 0
Meat and Alternatives 2
Fats 5 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Pasta | Fish | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Kosher | Halal