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Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes, and Olives

Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes, and Olives
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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

It would be no exaggeration to say that Italian cooks have prepared every sort of pasta sauce imaginable. Versatile, tasty, and convenient, canned tuna is, not surprisingly, a staple for a fast, uncooked sauce.


  • 1 pound pasta
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 cans (6 ounces) oil- or water-packed tuna, drained and broken up
  • salt and pepper, to taste


In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. While pasta is cooking, whisk together remaining ingredients. Drain pasta and toss with the sauce. Serve immediately.
Updated Monday, March 24th, 2003

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One Response to Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes, and Olives

  1. Maria Martin March 23, 2005 at 3:21 pm #

    Simple to make, a hit in my house!

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