Monday, October 17, 2011

4th recipe Pasta, Tuna & Roasted Pepper Salad

Pasta, Tuna & Roasted Pepper Salad

4 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 6-ounce can chunk light tuna in water, drained (see Note)
1 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers, rinsed and sliced (2/3 cup), divided
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion or scallions
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, coarsely chopped if large
2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, crushed and peeled
1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
6 ounces whole-wheat penne or rigatoni, (1 3/4 cups)
Put a large pot of lightly salted water on to boil.
Combine tuna, 1/3 cup red peppers, onion (or scallions) and capers in a large bowl.
Combine yogurt, basil, oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and the remaining 1/3 cup red peppers in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.
Cook pasta until just tender, 10 to 14 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Add to the tuna mixture along with the red pepper sauce; toss to coat.
Per serving: 270 calories; 5 g fat ( 1 g sat , 3 g mono ); 13 mg cholesterol; 39 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 18 g protein; 6 g fiber; 539 mg sodium; 234 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (30% daily value), Fiber (23% dv), Magnesium (19% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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