August 2, 2010

Easy Pasta Shells With Tuscan Tuna Recipe

Posted in Recipes tagged , , , at 12:56 am by keepyourhearthealthy

photo by Carlos Porto

Heart-health advocates are always looking for new fish recipes so we can increase our intake of Omega-3’s and get at least 2 servings of fish a week.  This recipe from Cooking Light allows you to use packages of pre-cooked tuna and combines it with pasta and a few fresh ingredients.  It’s a great healthy alternative to tuna casserole!

The ingredients needed are:

  • 8  ounces  uncooked medium seashell pasta (I would recommend you use whole wheat pasta shells to add more whole grains)
  • 1/2  cup  chopped red onion
  • 1/4  cup  thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2  tablespoons  capers
  • 2  tablespoons  extravirgin olive oil
  • 2  teaspoons  grated lemon rind
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  (7-ounce) bags white albacore tuna in water

You basically boil the pasta, drain it and then add the remaining ingredients.  This meal only has 402 calories and 1.2g of saturated fat per serving.  See the full recipe, nutrition info and instructions at MyRecipes.

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