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Lemony Pasta Salad

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  • Lemony Pasta Salad gets a protein boost from albacore tuna.

      Lemony Pasta Salad gets a protein boost from albacore tuna.
    Courtesy of Fitness Magazine


5 ounces farfalle

3 pouches (2.6 ounces each) albacore white tuna

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, heaping

cup fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon minced garlic

teaspoon Dijon mustard

teaspoon sugar

teaspoon salt

teaspoon black pepper

1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

2 cups tightly packed baby arugula

small red onion, thinly sliced

4 teaspoons grated parmesan

Cook farfalle according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again.

Drain tuna and transfer to a small bowl. Break into rough chunks, drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and toss gently.

In a large bowl, whisk together lemon zest and juice, remaining oil, garlic, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper.

Add farfalle, beans, tomatoes, arugula and onion to bowl; toss well to combine. Add tuna; toss gently. Divide among 4 plates; top each serving with 1 teaspoon parmesan.

Serves four.

Adapted for Starkist by Fitness magazine

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