luscious and healthy pasta dish is exceptionally easy
to make. There's no need to cook the pasta separately
because everything is cooked together in one pot! The
recipe below is for Tuna, Zucchini and Olive Pasta,
and at the bottom of the recipe we show you how to easily
use this method to make six other pasta dishes.
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
zucchinihalved lengthways and cut into half-inch
teaspoon dried oregano
cups boiling water
oz (420g) canned tomatoeschopped
tablespoons tomato paste
black olivespitted and chopped
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
oz (240g) short pasta like penne, spirals, shells
oz (180g) good quality canned tuna in olive oildrained
and broken into chunks
tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
grated Parmesan cheese for serving
2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large pot. COOK
the onions for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. ADD
the garlic and zucchini and cook for 3 minutes. ADD
the water, tomatoes, tomato paste, olives, oregano,
salt, pepper and pasta, and bring to a boil. COVER with
a lid, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 20 minutes,
stirring once to prevent the pasta sticking. STIR in
the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, tuna and parsley
and serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Olive and Red Pepper Pasta
Replace the zucchini with strips of red bell pepper,
and replace the tuna with diced skinless roast chicken.
Replace the zucchini with button mushrooms (cut into
quarters) and finely diced carrot and celery; replace
half a cup of the water with half a cup of white wine;
replace the tuna with canned brown lentils.
Replace the zucchini with strips of jarred roasted red
pepper, sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts; use
fresh basil instead of parsley; and replace the tuna
with canned white beans.
Don't add the olives; use only one zucchini, and add
asparagus, green beans and peas; replace half a cup
of the water with half a cup of white wine; replace
the tuna with 2 tablespoons of toasted pine nuts; and
replace the parsley with fresh basil.
Don't add the zucchini or oregano; add a teaspoon of
capers and ½ teaspoon chili flakes; replace the
tuna with 4 chopped anchovy fillets added at the beginning
of the cooking process.
Don't add the zucchini, olives or oregano; add ½
teaspoon chili flakes; replace the tuna with pre-cooked
shrimp; stir in a tablespoon of lemon juice at the end