Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tuna Pasta Toss

Tuna Pasta Toss {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

For "Throwback Thursday" I thought I'd revisit a favorite recipe of mine that I posted after I first started blogging - more than six year ago! See the original here. This low-FODMAP Tuna Pasta Toss is such a simple and easy recipe, which is why I love it. It also covers all the nutritional bases: whole grain, proteins, vegetables....and cheese. OK, so maybe cheese isn't exactly a "nutritional base," but it is a necessity in my life. I make this Tuna Pasta Toss for lunch all the time and it makes a nice, light dinner too. Since I do make it all the time, I felt it deserved a better blog post with bigger photos. So here it is!



Tuna Pasta Toss {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

It seems like I've been posting a lot of pasta recipes lately. I guess it's because I have! I love pasta and it's one of my joys in life. It is a comfort food for me, but I make sure I go for the whole-grain kind, brown rice or quinoa pasta being my favorites. This recipe is delicious with pine nuts, but sunflower seed nuts are awesome too. Both have a very similar flavor and texture. The nuts add a nice crunch to the dish and the olives and Parmesan cheese add a savoriness that goes lovely with canned tuna. I usually have all of the ingredients on hand in my pantry and fridge, which is why this a go-to recipe for me! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Toasting Sunflower Seed Nuts
First, while the pasta is boiling, toast the nuts in a dry skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown. Remove the nuts from the pan and set aside.



Drain pasta over spinach to quickly wilt
Next, place the spinach in the bottom of a colander and then drain the pasta over the spinach. This wilts the spinach in a flash!



Tuna Pasta Toss {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks
Return the pasta and spinach to the saucepan and add the remaining ingredients. Toss until well combined.



Tuna Pasta Toss {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks
Serve with more Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. Enjoy!



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Tuna Pasta Toss
Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free
Serves 2

Ingredients

1 cup gluten-free, whole grain rotini or spiral pasta, uncooked
2 tablespoon raw pine nuts or raw sunflower seed nuts
2 cups torn baby spinach
1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 - 5 oz. can tuna, drained
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons sliced black olives
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
  1. Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions, or until al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking, toast nuts in a dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, until lightly toasted. Remove nuts from skillet and set aside.
  3. Place spinach in the bottom of a colander and drain pasta over spinach to wilt it. Return pasta and spinach to saucepan and stir in the olive oil. Add the remaining ingredients and toss until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve with more Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.


2 comments:

  1. Lol. Cheese is totally a nutritional base in my book. My dietitian actually wants me to be eating more of it. :)
    I love me some tuna and noodles. So creative to put the spinach at the bottom of the colander to wilt it. Yum!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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