This is one of my favorite summertime dishes.
Typical Mediterranean flavors complement this simple tuna and
pasta dish perfectly, creating a superb taste sensation. Everyone
I've served it to has absolutely loved it. For the absolute best
flavor, use garden tomatoes and home-canned tuna...or in the
least, a premium canned tuna. (Tip: I've found that Compari tomatoes,
available year-round in most grocery stores, tastes as good as
home-grown...honestly, I never thought store-bought tomatoes
could taste so good!)
Another delicious recipe from our Family-Favorite
Farfalle with Tuna
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil or canola
1/4 cup red wine or balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 lemon, juiced (or 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon peel
2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 (7 1/2-ounce) can premium albacore tuna, drained
1 medium red or white onion, chopped*
1/3 cup pitted kalamata or other Mediterranean olives, coarsely
chopped or sliced
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
16 ounces farfalle pasta (bow tie)
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling
- Combine all ingredients, except pasta
and Parmesan cheese, in a very large serving bowl. Let stand
for at least 10 to 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
- Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package
directions, preferably al dente (firm to the bite). Drain, but
do not rinse.
- Add the hot pasta to the tuna/ tomato
mixture, and toss to combine.
- Serve immediately, passing the Parmesan
cheese to sprinkle over individual servings.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
*For the best tasting raw onion, soak the
chopped onion in ice water for at least 10 minutes, drain well,
and use as directed.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6
of recipe): 517.5 calories; 37% calories from fat; 21.7g total
fat; 13.9mg cholesterol; 426.1mg sodium; 367.6mg potassium; 62.2g
carbohydrates; 2.8g fiber; 2.2g sugar; 59.4g net carbs; 18.1g
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