Unlike a lot of pasta dishes, this dish leaves you feeling totally satisfied but not stuffed or weighed down. Plus the sauce is no-cook, making it the perfect meal for a busy weeknight. It’s almost like tuna salad on top of noodles, which sounds a little odd and tastes amazing.
- 1 pound whole-wheat linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish (optional)
- 1 can tuna, drained
- 1lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley, plus more for garnishing (optional)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1plum tomato, diced, for garnish (optional)
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a bowl, making sure to thoroughly break up tuna so it’s really integrated into yogurt.
- Reserve about 1/2 cup cooking water before draining pasta. Transfer directly back into pot and stir in yogurt sauce. If pasta is a little dry and resistant to stirring, add pasta water a little at a time until sauce is evenly distributed. Serve pasta garnished with additional parsley, tomato, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, if desired.