A straightforward and flavor-filled recipe that incorporates a majority all of the Mediterranean Diet food recommendations: Tuna White Bean Pasta Ingredients:
3 Tbsp extra-virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
1-5 oz can tuna packed in water
1-15 oz can white beans (Cannellini), drained and rinsed
1/4 cup pesto
12 oz cooked al-dente, whole grain spaghetti
1/2 cup sliced sun dried tomatoes
4 tbsp walnuts, chopped
- Cook minced garlic in a large fry or saute pan with 3 tbsp olive oil for 30 seconds over medium heat until the garlic is softened and slightly fragrant.
NOTE: Be certain to keep an eye on the garlic so it does not burn.
- Stir in 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 can each of drained tuna and white beans & 1/4 cup pesto. Mix together and cook for 1-2 minutes so everything gets incorporated and heated. Remove from heat.
- Add 12 oz cooked spaghetti and tomatoes to pan and toss to combine.
- Serve with chopped walnuts sprinkled on top.