Meal Type, Pasta , Entrées

Tuna Spaghetti with Green Olive Pesto

Genova Yellowfin Tuna unlocks mouthwatering Mediterranean flavor in this spaghetti dish that is as quick and easy as it is elegant thanks to a homemade pesto made with green olives, fresh parsley, almonds, lemon, garlic and EVOO.

Total Time 4 Servings


  • 2 cups (lightly packed) parsley leaves
  • ½ cup pitted green olives
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted almonds
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chili pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ pound dried spaghetti
  • 2 (5-ounce) cans Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil, drained


  1. To prepare the pesto, place the parsley, olives, almonds, olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, chili pepper and salt in a food processor work bowl. Process until a chunky paste forms, 15 - 20 seconds.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a pot of salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl, then add the Genova Yellowfin Tuna.
  3. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss together. Serve warm or at room temperature.