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Bow Ties with Tuna and Tomatoes

Categories: Low-fat, Pasta Dishes
Type: Main Dishes

It's fine to use canned tuna in this pasta dish, but make sure you use fresh basil!

Serves: 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh plum tomatoes (about 5 medium)
  • 1 can (9 ounces) water-packed albacore tuna, drained
  • 5 thin slices red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped black olives
  • 1/4 cup bottled nonfat or reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed fresh garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 10 ounces bow tie pasta (about 33/4 cups) or rigatoni pasta (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup grated nonfat or regular Parmesan cheese (optional)

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  1. Place the tomatoes, tuna, onion, basil, olives, salad dressing, garlic, and pepper in a large bowl, and toss gently to mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Cook the pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain well, and return to the pot.
  3. Add the tomato-tuna mixture to the pasta, and toss gently to mix well. Serve hot, topping each serving with a tablespoon of Parmesan, if desired.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

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