Tuscan Tuna Pasta Salad

A light pasta salad, perfect for a summer picnic or family dinner — delicious hot or cold!

Serves 6Ingredients: 2 cans (4.5 oz. each) Bella Portofino, Solid Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, not drained ½ lb. Barilla penne pasta 1 qt. grape tomatoes 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts 1 cup halved Kalamata olives 8 oz. pearl-sized fresh mozzarella balls ⅓ cup balsamic vinaigrette Fresh basil for garnishInstructions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, spread tomatoes on rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in preheated oven for 10–15 minutes. Drain pasta and place in large bowl. Toss with roasted tomatoes, olives, mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette.  Just before serving, toss with tuna and pine nuts, and add sliced fresh basil as desired. 
Tuscan Tuna Pasta Salad | Bella Portofino

Tuscan Tuna Pasta Salad

SERVINGS: 6 | PREP TIME: 15 minutes | COOK TIME: 15 minutes

A light pasta salad, perfect for a summer picnic or family dinner — delicious hot or cold!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cans (4.5 oz. each) Bella Portofino, Solid Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, not drained
  • ½ lb. Barilla penne pasta
  • 1 qt. grape tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 cup halved Kalamata olives
  • 8 oz. pearl-sized fresh mozzarella balls
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, spread tomatoes on rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in preheated oven for 10–15 minutes.
  4. Drain pasta and place in large bowl. Toss with roasted tomatoes, olives, mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette. 
  5. Just before serving, toss with tuna and pine nuts, and add sliced fresh basil as desired. 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Tuna Pasta Salad

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Nutritional InfoAmount Per Serving*%DV
Calories390
Calories from Fat210
Total Fat2335
Saturated Fat525
Trans Fat0
Cholesterol3512
Sodium46019
Total Carbohydrates279
Dietary Fiber28
Total Sugars4
Protein19
Vitamin A15
Vitamin C15
Calcium15
Iron8