My friend, Tanya, would always cook “Spicy Tuna Pasta” after every night out. That recipe has cream and uses spicy tuna which I am not a huge fan of so here’s my take on her recipe. Once again, this dish is pretty easy to cook and would not take more than half an hour.
4 Herb Tuna Pasta
You will need the following ingredients:
1/2 pack (box) whole wheat pasta
2 cans of tuna chunks in water
1/2 chopped onion
3 chopped garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup herb mixture (Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme)
1 bouillon cube
About 1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper
Cook the pasta according to the instructions. Do not forget to add salt to the water. You can also add olive oil so the pasta does not stick together when cooking. While your pasta is cooking, start sauteing your garlic and onions in a saucepan with the olive oil about 2 minutes. Then add the tuna and the bouillon cube. Saute for a few more minutes. Add the herbs last. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then set aside. Meanwhile, your pasta is probably already done. Strain it and mix it with the tuna sauce. Add some Parmesan cheese and you’re done!
Because we did not use cream and used olive oil, we have reduced calories from the old recipe. Also, do not be afraid to use whole wheat pasta! It is definitely healthier and it tastes good too! This dish is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. You can pair it with a good glass of white wine and you’re all set!
Disclaimer: All measurements for ingredients are just estimated. Always taste your food while cooking and add more of something if it lacks a certain flavor. Every palette is different.