The summer is a time for lighter meals. Although I’m of Italian descent (my maternal great grandmother was straight off the boat from Italy) and love pasta, somehow heavy hot red sauces full of meat just don’t sound appealing in the heat of the summer.
Last summer I found this unusual light recipe for Tuscan Linguine. It is not only healthy but frugal-the Tuna packed in Oil and Cannelini beans are both very inexpensive but healthy sources of protien, not to mention the benefit of the fiber in the beans.
15oz Can Cannellin Beans (drained)
60z Can Tuna in oil (NOT drained)
1/2 C chopped green olives
2TBS Olive Oil
1tsp Lemon Peel
1 1/2 TBS Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Miced Garlic
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
Cook linguine and reserve 1/4C cooking water.
Add all ingredients together and toss to mix.
Use any other shape of noodle. Let’s face it-they all taste the same 😉
Use any white canned white bean, or soak and cook dried beans.
Use a flavored tuna in the packet and add a couple extra TBS of oil.
Miss the tomatoes? Toss in a can of drained diced tomatoes.