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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,

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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.

Join The Conversation
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
tuna and pasta go so well together
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Y Ortiz Tuna es lo mejor!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hmmmm minus the sauce and I'd like it :)
janellethechef janellethechef 9 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 9 years
I'm definitely trying this as an alternative to the tuna pasta bake I make!
emalove emalove 9 years
I love tuna, I haven't tried it with pasta before but it sounds yummy!
pklotus pklotus 9 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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