Avocado Basil Pasta

Recipe printed from Jenn's Food Journey, adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

12 oz whole grain penne pasta
1 avocado, chopped
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
6 slices bacon, chopped, cooked crisp and drained
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 clover garlic, finely minced
1 can albacore tuna, drained
6 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese - optional


Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

In a large bowl, combine the avocado, tomatoes, bacon, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic.  Toss in the drained pasta.  Add the tuna and the basil and toss to combine.  Season with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle on parmesan cheese.  Serve warm.  Enjoy!