Delicious and Light Summer Pasta

Linguine with Tuna, Spinach & Lemon

pasta with tuna and lemon
This is an absolutely delicious summer pasta dish and very easy to prepare making use of pantry supplies and fresh and healthy spinach! Alternatively, try arugula in place of the spinach. Use fresh lemon and plenty of fresh garlic!

 

1 lb Linguine

1/2 cup olive oil

zest of 2 lemons, juice of 2 lemons

1 head of garlic,peeled and minced

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

2 cans water packed albacore tuna ,drained

2 cans olive oil packed tuna, undrained

4-6 cups baby spinach

fresh ground salt & pepper to taste

Cook linguine in a large pot of salted water until al dente

Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a very large skillet on medium high

Add minced garlic and rushed red pepper and sauté for 2 minutes

Lower heat and add tuna, lemon juice and lemon zest

Drain linguine and reserve 1 cup cooking liquid

Add linguine and spinach to skillet, toss gently

Add reserved cooking liquid to desired consistency

Transfer to a shallow serving dish and serve immediately

Delicious with a tossed salad, crusty bread and a light white wine! Enjoy!

pasta and tuna and lemon