Take a break from your usual mayo-smothered tuna salad sandwich lunch with this light dish made from whole grain pasta shells, cherry tomatoes and tuna tossed in olive oil and lemon juice. It’s a great way to squeeze in a serving of healthy omega-3s, without the excess fat. Be sure to choose low-mercury, wild-caught, natural tuna””available right here at Vitacost!
Tuna & Tomato Pasta
12 oz. pasta shells (wheat or gluten free)
1/2 cup olive oil
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Pinch of garlic salt
2 (6 oz. cans) chunk light tuna, drained
1 tsp. sesame seeds
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cool water.
2. In a large bowl, gently toss all ingredients until well combined.
3. Portion into four serving bowls; serve chilled.