Tuna Fusilli

AuthorAnnabelle
RatingDifficultyBeginner

Delicious and fresh, Tuna Fusilli is a classic and this one has an avocado twist.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time9 minsTotal Time19 mins
 2 185g cans tunadrained
 350 g fusilli
 ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
 1 medium brown onionfinely chopped
 4 cloves garlicfinely chopped
 1 handful cherry tomatoescut in halves
 4 large sprigs of fresh thyme
 ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
 1 small avocado
What are we cooking today?
1

This colourful dish is versatile in that it is delicious cold as a salad or served hot as a main meal.

Getting started
2

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat and cook the fusilli according to packet directions, stirring often.

3

Drain pasta, reserving 2⁄3 cup of the water.

4

Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan. Add onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt to pan and cook for 1 min, or until tender.

5

Add tomatoes, thyme and chilli flakes and cook for 3 mins, or until tomatoes soften. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

6

Add reserved pasta water, and remaining oil to tomato mixture. Add pasta and tuna and toss to coat, gently breaking up tuna with a spoon into large bite-size pieces. Remove from heat.

7

Slice the avocado and add to the bowls as final stage.

8

Serve immediately.

Annabelle's tips
9

Add fresh basil before serving for an extra flavour.

Additionally, sprinkle with fresh parmesan.

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Ingredients

 2 185g cans tunadrained
 350 g fusilli
 ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
 1 medium brown onionfinely chopped
 4 cloves garlicfinely chopped
 1 handful cherry tomatoescut in halves
 4 large sprigs of fresh thyme
 ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
 1 small avocado

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

This colourful dish is versatile in that it is delicious cold as a salad or served hot as a main meal.

Getting started
2

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat and cook the fusilli according to packet directions, stirring often.

3

Drain pasta, reserving 2⁄3 cup of the water.

4

Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan. Add onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt to pan and cook for 1 min, or until tender.

5

Add tomatoes, thyme and chilli flakes and cook for 3 mins, or until tomatoes soften. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

6

Add reserved pasta water, and remaining oil to tomato mixture. Add pasta and tuna and toss to coat, gently breaking up tuna with a spoon into large bite-size pieces. Remove from heat.

7

Slice the avocado and add to the bowls as final stage.

8

Serve immediately.

Annabelle's tips
9

Add fresh basil before serving for an extra flavour.

Additionally, sprinkle with fresh parmesan.

Tuna Fusilli
AuthorAnnabelleCategory, , DifficultyBeginner
Rating
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time9 minsTotal Time19 mins

Ingredients

 2 185g cans tunadrained
 350 g fusilli
 ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
 1 medium brown onionfinely chopped
 4 cloves garlicfinely chopped
 1 handful cherry tomatoescut in halves
 4 large sprigs of fresh thyme
 ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
 1 small avocado

Directions

What are we cooking today?
1

This colourful dish is versatile in that it is delicious cold as a salad or served hot as a main meal.

Getting started
2

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat and cook the fusilli according to packet directions, stirring often.

3

Drain pasta, reserving 2⁄3 cup of the water.

4

Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan. Add onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt to pan and cook for 1 min, or until tender.

5

Add tomatoes, thyme and chilli flakes and cook for 3 mins, or until tomatoes soften. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

6

Add reserved pasta water, and remaining oil to tomato mixture. Add pasta and tuna and toss to coat, gently breaking up tuna with a spoon into large bite-size pieces. Remove from heat.

7

Slice the avocado and add to the bowls as final stage.

8

Serve immediately.

Annabelle's tips
9

Add fresh basil before serving for an extra flavour.

Additionally, sprinkle with fresh parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.6g14%
Saturated Fat 1.8g9%
Cholesterol 7.1mg3%
Sodium 12.3mg1%
Potassium 110mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g6%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugars 0.8g

Calcium 0.75%
Iron 7%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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