29 October 2014

Tuna and truffle pesto pasta


Today was a stay-at-home and roll around in my blanket cocoon kind of day.. you know. It's midterm and essay season and I've not been very good at keeping up with my workload this semester.  For dinner I made pasta with tuna and truffle pesto. I liked it, so I'm here to share!  You can definitely use regular pesto with this recipe, but we had truffle pesto in the fridge so this tasted a little more earthier (I googled 'what does truffle oil taste like' before I typed out that sentence. I'm not very good at food critique)

This literally took me ten minutes to make! After that I lay on the couch watching 30 Rock with Joggy, exhausted from a jog, resting his head on me. Speaking of earthy... His paws smell earthy too. Jw and I love the smell of his paws. Mmmjoggypawssssss...

Tuna and truffle pesto pasta 
Serves: 2
Time: 10 minutes (including prep)

Ingredients

  • 1 can of tuna (about 130g) 
  • 2 cups of pasta 
  • ⅓ cup pesto 
  • 1 ½  tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ cup water 
  • black pepper (optional) 
  • salt (optional) 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (optional) 
Directions 
  • Boil the pasta
  • In the meantime, combine tuna, pesto, lime juice and water in a separate bowl. 
  • When the pasta is al dente, drain it, and set aside. 
  • Pour in tuna-pesto mix into a pot and stir on low heat for about 2 minutes. 
  • Add in pasta, mix, and if it feels a little too dry, add in olive oil. 
  • Add black pepper and salt according to your preference. 

I have yet another essay on Plato due midnight, so that's something I have to get back to.  Enjoy this! I feel like this would be great on a summer evening because it's a little tangy.. but we've got about 8 more months to wait out before summer comes again, heh. 

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