Muscle building food doesn’t have to be bland. In this article, I am going to show you how to cook a delicious tasting and easy to prepare pasta with tuna recipe. It takes 15 minutes and you don’t need to be a professional chef to cook it.
My absolute favourite muscle building food is pasta with tuna. It takes very little time and effort to cook and it tastes great. Not to mention its nutritional benefits.
A similar recipe is featured in Nigella Lawson’s latest book – Nigellissima. In her version though, the celebrity chef uses spaghetti instead of pasta. It looks (and I’m sure it tastes) just as good as my version.
Let’s cook Pasta with tuna
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Yield: 1 portion
- 723 calories
- 43 grams of fat
- Whole-wheat fusilli pasta – 100g (or a heaped coffee mug)
- Tuna chunks in brine – 130g (1 can)
- Tomatoes on the vine – 2
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- Half a lemon or lemon juice
- 1 table spoon olive oil (or normal cooking oil)
- Pitted olives in brine (optional)
- 1 red chilli or chilli flakes (optional)
- 1 garlic clove (optional)
Boil the pasta. Add a table spoon of olive (or cooking) oil and a pinch of salt to a small-ish pan with boiling water. Add the pasta and leave to boil for 12-13 mins. Prepare the tuna. Open the tuna tin and drain the liquid. Wash the tomatoes and chop them. If you are using chilli pepper and olives, now is the time to chop them too. Peel and crush the garlic clove. If you don’t have a garlic press, you can crush it on the chopping board and then finely chop it. Put your pasta with tuna together. Drain your pasta and return it into the pan you use to boil it in. Add the tuna, chopped tomatoes, chilli (or chilli flakes), olives and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt, black pepper and the lemon juice. Stir it all in and serve in a bowl.