There are times when unexpected guests appear in front of your door. What to do and what to serve them? The easiest thing to serve is pasta. So when this happened to us last weekend, I raided the cupboards and whipped up a quick pasta dish. I would have used basil in this recipe but I had none at the time (sadness). Anyway, it still turned out good even without the herb. Also, I have other easy pasta recipes that I can’t wait to share with you guys soon.
500 grams of pasta noodles (any kind you prefer)
2 180g cans of tuna in vegetable oil
3 large tomatoes (I used 6 small local tomatoes), chopped
1 red onion, sliced to half rings
6 garlic cloves, minced
4 tbsp. olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper
1. Cook pasta noodles according to package instructions. Cook the batch al dente and set aside.
2. Drain tuna. Do not discard the oil.
3. In a pan, heat olive oil. Then saute onion, garlic, and tomatoes for a couple of minutes. Add tuna and try to break them into smaller chunks. Mix well and cook for another couple of minutes. Pour in oil from the cans. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Turn off heat and add pasta to the tuna sauce. Mix well. Drizzle lemon juice over and stir again. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
5. Serve and enjoy!