Tuna Pasta

Tuna Pasta

This is lazy quick type recipe. May be even quicker if you use already seasoned tomatoes :). I used to eat it all the time when I lived in Spain, was going to school and cooking for one. It was especially convenient dish during exams and not just because of its simplicity – just think about all those omega 3s you’re getting with it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (~6oz.) tuna packed in water
  • 1 can (~16oz.) diced tomatoes (you may use whole tomatoes as well)*
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • pasta of your choice (2oz dry pasta per person)

*if you choose to use tomatoes canned with spices and olive oil, omit basil and oregano and use 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Chop the onion.
  2.  In a medium skillet heat up olive oil and add onion.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and cook onion for ~5 minutes.
  4. Open the tuna can and add chunks of fish to the onion.
  5. Using wooden spoon mix it well with onions, crashing the chunks into smaller pieces.
  6. Cook for additional 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  7. Add tomatoes with juice from can and spices. Mix well.
  8. Cook for ~10 minutes.
  9. In the meantime cook pasta as directed on the package.
  10. Serve over cooked pasta. Enjoy!

Yield: 2 servings

Nutritional Info (1 serving without pasta): Cal 259, Prot 24g, Carb 20g, Fat 10, Fiber 5g

Tuna pasta portion.

Tuna pasta portion.

 

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