Lemony Tuna Pasta

In a bid to clear the fridge and larder (yes I am still trying to clear them) plus a need to carbo load for the weekend's training menu, I decided on Lemony Tuna Pasta. I have no idea how I ended up with 12 lemons in the fridge, 11 cans of tuna and heaven knows why so many bags of pasta when I only need to feed 2 humans at home.

So it is Lemony Tuna Pasta which is pretty quick to whip up and doesn't need much work per se. Except when roasting veggies in the oven, one must listen to the oven and not be distracted. The results I have from dinner is perfect pasta and overcooked veggies thanx to a naughty 🐱catson Shiloh. Was so busy lecturing him that I left the veggies to sit in the oven for an extra 10 minutes.
The catson Shiloh. For every scolding I gave him, he could reply with a long meow excuse for the "accusations".

Lemony Tuna Pasta
• Pasta for 2 persons. I used spaghetti.
• 50g pine nuts
• 1 can tuna - drained and flaked
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• Grated lemon rind from 1 lemon
• Juice from 1 lemon
• 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

• Cook pasta according to packet directions and drain.
• Toast pine nuts for a minute or until golden brown in the pan.
• Flake tuna.
• Toss tuna, lemon juice, lemon rind, pine nuts, parsley, olive oil and pasta in a bowl
• Serve with a side of veggies.

You can serve it with a salad but in the name of clearing the fridge, I tossed the baby French beans with cherry tomatoes with some olive oil, mixed herbs, pepper, chopped garlic and salt to taste. Make sure the veggies are set in a single layer as much as possible so that you can even cooking for all. Pop into an oven at 160°C for 8 minutes.
These look a tad skinny and darkened. As mentioned, was busy lecturing the πŸ±son Shiloh for leaving his fur and paw print all over my kitchen top.  And extra scolding came along for growling at his sister Shalom when she wanted to join the party in the kitchen. The veggies are tasty though never mind they don't look too good.

A pretty quick meal and it is something one can whip up under 15 minutes. Makes a good lunch box too if you are thinking of meal preps. You can also replace the pine nuts with almonds that taste just as good with the combination of pasta, lemon and tuna.

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