Penne with Tuna and Fresh Basil
A seafood pasta toss doesn't get much easier than this one—and it's as tasty as it is easy!
8 ounces penne pasta, cooked according to package directions
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced (chiffonade)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 (6-ounce) cans premium white albacore tuna packed in oil, undrained
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese for sprinkling - divided use
- In a large bowl toss together garlic, lemon zest and juice, basil and tuna with oil from can.
- Add the hot, just cooked penne pasta to bowl and toss with salt and pepper to taste.
- To Serve: Top each individual serving with 2 tablespoons freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 529.2 calories; 40% calories from fat; 23.1g total fat; 33.6mg cholesterol; 507.3mg sodium; 343.1mg potassium; 44.0g carbohydrates; 2.4g fiber; 0.4g sugar; 41.6g net carbs; 33.7g protein.