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Fast & Easy Dinner: Linguine and Tuna with Spicy Orange Sauce

Fast & Easy Dinner: Linguine and Tuna with Spicy Orange Sauce

Although you may not think of canned tuna as a ingredient to use in pasta, I highly recommend you give it a try. Flavorful chunks of meaty packed-in-olive-oil tuna work best for this healthy, midweek meal. The greens and whole wheat pasta are lightly coated with a fragrant sauce before being topped with tuna. Fresh orange juice, spicy red pepper flakes, and delicious dijon mustard pack the sauce with punch. To get this rewarding recipe,


Linguine and Tuna with Spicy Orange Sauce
From Martha Stewart

Coarse salt
8 ounces whole-wheat linguine
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
3/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 2 to 3 oranges)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more for garnish
1 large bunch watercress (about 3 cups) or arugula, tough ends trimmed, washed and well-dried
2 cans tuna (6 ounces each), packed in oil and drained

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together orange zest, juice, oil, vinegar, mustard, and red-pepper flakes; season with salt. Add greens and pasta, toss to combine.
  3. Scatter tuna over the top and sprinkle with red-pepper flakes if desired; serve.

Serves 4.

Per serving: 241 calories; 35 g protein; 19 g fat; 50 g carbs; 5 g fiber.

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
tuna and pasta go so well together
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Y Ortiz Tuna es lo mejor!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hmmmm minus the sauce and I'd like it :)
janellethechef janellethechef 8 years
I love that this recipe can be made with staples I ALWAYS have in my kitchen! I think I'll have this for dinner tonight!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I'm definitely trying this as an alternative to the tuna pasta bake I make!
emalove emalove 8 years
I love tuna, I haven't tried it with pasta before but it sounds yummy!
pklotus pklotus 8 years
Sounds great! I mix pasta and tuna sometimes for a quick lunch, this is a great way to spice things up
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