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Pasta with Green Beans and Tuna


For a burst of briny flavor, add 1 tablespoon chopped olives or capers to the tuna mixture.

  • Servings: 1

Source: Everyday Food, June 2010


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 ounces fusilli or other short pasta
  • 2 ounces green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 can (3 ounces) chunk light tuna, packed in water, drained
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon natural almonds, chopped and toasted
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions, adding green beans 1 minute before end of cooking. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine tuna, oil, almonds, parsley, lemon zest and juice, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Drain pasta and beans and add to tuna mixture. Stir to combine.

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