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Pasta Salad with Tuna and Beans

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Pasta Salad with Tuna and Beans

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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans, dairy free, easy, lowfat, pasta salad, tuna
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 522kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce penne pasta, dry
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 stalk celery
  • 1 medium tomato, red
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, fresh
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, dried
  • 15 ounce great northern beans, canned
  • 5 ounce tuna, canned in water
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground

Instructions

  • Cook penne in salted water according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, dice red pepper, green onions, celery, tomato, and parsley.
  • Place pasta in a large bowl and mix in beans, drained tuna, red pepper, green onions, celery, parsley and tomato.
  • Toast pine nuts in a dry pan over medium heat for about 5-6 minutes until brown; set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, drizzle olive oil and the zest and juice from the lemon over the pasta salad and mix well.
  • Take a bite to check for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Sprinkle on toasted pine nuts before serving.
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Nutrition

Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 639mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g

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