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Farfalle with Tuna, Lemon and Swiss Chard

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    Farfalle with Tuna, Lemon and Swiss Chard
  • 1 pkg whole wheat farfalle (300 g)
  • 3 tbsp Becel Olive Oil margarine (45 mL)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (4)
  • 1 large bunch Swiss chard, trimmed and coarsely chopped (1)
  • 1 can water-packed chunk light tuna, undrained (170 g)
  • 1/4 tsp each: salt, black pepper, chili flakes (1 mL)
  • 1 zest and juice of 1 lemon (1)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves (50 mL)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (125 mL)


Cook pasta in boiling water until tender; drain. In a large pot, melt 2 tbsp (30 mL) margarine over medium-high heat and sauté onion and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Add Swiss chard and cook until leaves wilt, about 3 minutes. Add tuna and stir until heated through. Add drained pasta, remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) margarine, salt, pepper, chili flakes, lemon rind, lemon juice, basil and Parmesan cheese; toss well to thoroughly coat.

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Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 469 calories, 26.9 g protein, 14.3 g fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 64 g carbohydrate, 9 g fibre, 728 mg sodium, 629 mg potassium

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