Tuna is something I eat less and less as it tends to be high in mercury, but sometimes life is busy and you need to cook something quick. So I make pasta with tuna, although these days this happens only once in a blue moon, however, I still wanted to share this recipe with you. I’ve used green peppers as I think they go nicely with tuna but you can use any kind of pepper you want.
Wholewheat pasta with tuna and peppers
- 1 small red onion
- wholewheat spaghetti or other type of pasta (1 person portion)
- a can of tuna in brine
- 1 green pepper
- a handful of sweet plum tomatoes (halved)
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp extra virgin rapeseed oil
- 1 garlic clove (chopped)
- Slice onion and pepper quite thinly to facilitate fast cooking.
- Chop the garlic and tomatoes.
- Boil the water and cook pasta for 10 minutes while you are preparing the tuna sauce.
- Heat up a spoon of rapeseed oil and sautee onions for a few minutes.
- Add sliced pepper and garlic and continue cooking on medium heat for a few more minutes.
- Add some water to prevent it from burning and cook for few more minutes (if necessary) until green peppers are tender enough.
- Add drained tuna, tomatoes and tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes, adding little water if necessary. Remove from the heat.
- When pasta is cooked, add a splash of olive oil to it, mix well together and put on a plate.
- Add tuna with peppers on top and decorate with parsley.