Pasta with tuna and capers

Pasta with tuna and capers

By
From
Zest
Serves
4
Prep
10 mins
Cooking time
10 mins
Photographer
Ian Hofstetter

To prevent pasta from sticking together when cooking, add a splash of olive oil to the boiling water, then stir for a few minutes after you add the pasta to the water.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
400g shell pasta or other pasta of choice
400g canned tuna in brine, drained
125g reduced-fat fetta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons baby capers
1 lemon, finely zested and juiced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons olive oil
crusty bread, to serve
salad, to serve

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling water following the packet instructions for timing. Drain well and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Toss all the remaining ingredients through the hot pasta. Serve with salad and crusty bread.

Variation

  • Toss through some sliced char-grilled capsicum and some blanched peas or sugar snaps for a heartier sauce.

Super ingredient: Pasta

  • Of all the starchy carbohydrates, pasta is the one nutritionists love. It’s low in fat, has little salt and is low GI. Compared with potato and many varieties of rice, the carbohydrate in al dente pasta is slowly digested and absorbed. This makes it a great advantage for people with diabetes and for endurance athletes. Pasta is also blessed with protein, B vitamins (notably vitamin B1 needed to release energy from food) plus a little iron and calcium. Use wholemeal pasta for added health benefits.
Tags:
healthy
diet
low
fat. low-fat. low
calorie
low-calorie
skinny
nutritional
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again