Tuna pasta with lemon salsa verde

Tuna pasta with lemon salsa verde

Tuna pasta with lemon salsa verde

Looking for a tasty, meal in 10-15 minutes? Look no further. This tuna pasta with lemon salsa verde is affordable, full of zingy flavours and perfect for a fast mid-week meal.

Tuna pasta with lemon salsa verde

An Italian style pasta with a heart loving twist

Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)

The star protein of this dish is the Safcol Yellowfin Tuna Chunks Italian Style in Oil. Italy is calling your taste buds in this meal and providing your body with a healthy dose of nutrition. Tuna is considered a safe fish in terms of levels of mercury and the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand have recommended that pregnant women can enjoy this variety of seafood daily in a small 95g serve when no other seafood is consumed.

Opting for whole-grain pasta is more nutritious. This means more fibre for fullness and gut health as well as B vitamins, iron, copper, magnesium, and zinc. Extra virgin olive oil is the king oil and increases the heart-healthy fat to this meal called monounsaturated fat. This oil also adds 36 different types of antioxidants to help fight off free radicals which can cause damage and disease to the cells of your body.

Zucchini is a source of vitamin A which supports optimal function of your eyes as well as potassium for healthy blood pressure. Garlic supplies antioxidants to this dish with a special type of antioxidant called Allicin, which is known to promote optimal immune function. Garlic has antiviral and antifungal properties and reduces your risk of certain cancers, promotes optimal cardiovascular health as well as oral health.

Parsley and chilli increase the antioxidants and lemon juice will keep your immune system working at its best with its vitamin C content. Vitamin C is also needed for the creation of collagen which keeps your gums, joints, tendons, and skin strong and healthy. If you add the anchovy fillets you will be adding more omega-3 fat to this meal as well as vitamins B12 and choline which allow the normal functioning of your central nervous system and iodine and selenium which keep your thyroid working well. Add this highly nutritious pasta dish to your diet.

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