Easy Lemon Pasta Recipe: This Zesty Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Recipe Is Loaded With Lemon for Extra Flavor by Elisa Schmitz
My daughter gave me half an hour's notice that she would be arriving home from college, and she was starving. What did I have for her to eat? Wanting to give her a savory homemade meal, I looked around for what I could make in less than half an hour. I came up with this flavorful Mediterranean tuna pasta that's loaded with lemon for extra flavor. It was ready and waiting by the time she rolled in. And best of all, she loved it and asked for the recipe! So here it is.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
- 1 box (12 ounces) rotini pasta (I used Barilla gluten-free rotini)
- 1 large can (12 ounces) tuna in water (I used Starkist tuna)
- 1 can (8.5 ounces) sweet peas (I used Del Monte sweet peas)
- juice of 1 - 2 lemons, depending on size and according to taste (I used one and a half medium lemons, including some pulp)
- 3 - 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (I used Bertolli extra virgin olive oil)
- 2 teaspoons Mediterranean seasoning (I used Weber)
- sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
- shredded Parmesan cheese to taste (optional)
Here's how to make it:
Cook the pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, in a large bowl, mix olive oil, Mediterranean seasonings, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add the tuna and peas, stir to combine.
Drain pasta and let cool for a minute or two. Add cooked pasta to the bowl and toss everything together. Serve and top with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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