Sunday, April 28, 2013

15 Minute Gluten Free Tuna and Tomato Pasta

Tuna pasta is somewhat of a tradition in my family, usually mixed into tomato sauce.  For something a little different, I've mixed the ingredients to a great tuna salad and added it to pasta, making a versatile hot or cold pasta dish.  I only use one can of tuna, but if you want more, add more! 

This dish is ready in less than 15 minutes.


Ingredients

1 box Gluten Free Pasta (approx. 340g) I use a short pasta, in this case, penne.
1 can tuna (I prefer water packed, but oil packed or flavoured would be fine.)
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes or more to taste, halved or quartered
2 stalks celery, halved lengthwise and then chopped
1/2 jar sliced black or Kalamata olives
1 handful chopped fresh parsley
ground black pepper to taste
Olive Oil


Directions

1- Cook pasta according to directions.  While pasta is cooking, prepare tomatoes, celery and parsley.

2- Drain cooked pasta and toss in a large bowl with tuna, tomatoes, celery, olives and parsley.  Add olive oil a few tablespoons at a time and toss until pasta is coated and won't go dry.  Season with ground pepper.  The tuna and olives are salty enough for me, so I don't add salt, but season to taste. 

Enjoy!  Excellent served warm or chilled as a pasta salad. 


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