lemon Tuna Pasta
  • Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Servings: 5
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 1 box of pasta - Penne or Rotini - 1lb
  • 2 cans tuna in olive oil - I use Bumble Bee tuna that also has sundried tomatoes in it
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Fresh chopped herbs I use parsley, basil and thyme
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta 3 minutes shy of package directions
  2. Just befor pasta is done:
  3. In large pan, flake tuna and add walnuts
  4. Add 1/2 cup of olive oil
  5. Drain Pasta and add to tuna, stir well
  6. Check to see if you need to add the rest of the olive oil
  7. Chop up the fresh herbs and stir into pasta
  8. Zest one lemon and squeeze the juice into the pasta, mix well
  9. Serve and have a bowl of grated parmesan cheese for people to use
On our trip to Italy we ate lunch at several different Villas. The food was always outstanding and delicious. At one of the villas, they prepared this tuna dish that was wonderful. I talked to the owner and he shared the recipe. It has been a big hit with family and friends and is so easy to prepare.