Courtesy of The Natural Path With Jill Clarey

Whole Grain Pasta with Grilled Tuna and Black Olives

Diet Type: Sugar Free

Cooking Time: 30 minutes - one hour


  1 pound fresh tuna
  salt and pepper
  3/4 pound pasta of choice
  1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  6 large cloves garlic, peeled, thinly sliced lengthwise
  4 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  1/2 cup brine-cured black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  1/4 cup lemon juice

Preheat broiler or grill. Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove. In a medium bowl, combine oil, lemon juice and pepper. Add tuna chunks and toss to coat. Place on broiler pan or skewer to grill and cook until just opaque throughout, 2-4 minutes per side. Cut into bite-size chunks and set aside. While tuna is cooking, cook pasta, drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until it just starts to brown, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, olives, the grilled tuna and cooked pasta; cook, tossing, until heated through, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, mix in the basil and season with pepper to taste. Top with cheese, if using, and serve.

Servings: 4

Author: Polly Pitchford, Full Spectrum Health™

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Servings per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 540
Calories from Fat 104
 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g18%
  Saturated Fat 4g18%
  Mono Fat 5g 
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 433mg18%
Total Carbs 74g25%
  Dietary Fiber 2g9%
Protein 40g 
Vitamin C38%
Vitamin E8%
Vitamin A12%
Vitamin B-1230%
Vitamin B-655%
Pantothenic acid16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.