Linguine Pasta with Tuna, Walnuts, and Lemon Recipe

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Annie Published: April 21, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Linguine Pasta with Tuna, Walnuts, and Lemon

Flaky tuna, crunchy walnuts, and tangy lemon creates a symphony of savory flavors in this belly-filling linguine pasta dish!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • ¾cupwalnuts
  • 1lbslinguine
  • olive oil
  • 4garlic cloves
  • 12oztuna,(2 cans), packed in oil
  • 2tsplemon zest,(from 2 lemons), grated
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • ½cupfresh herbs,mixed, chopped


  1. In a small frying pan, toast the walnuts over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, until golden brown. Or toast them in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes

  2. n a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the linguine for about 12 minutes, until just done. Drain.

  3. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over moderate heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the tuna and its oil and break up the tuna with a fork. Remove from the heat.

  4. Toss the linguine with the tuna mixture, the lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, herbs and the toasted walnuts.

  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 553.24kcal
  • Fat: 5.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 86.81g
  • Fiber: 4.19g
  • Sugar: 3.25g
  • Protein: 36.13g
  • Cholesterol: 33.17mg
  • Sodium: 486.04mg
  • Calcium: 47.13mg
  • Potassium: 693.98mg
  • Iron: 2.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 47.02µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.19mg
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