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Bow-tie Peruvian "Green Pasta"‘ with Sundried Tomato Tuna

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Bow-tie Peruvian “Green Pasta”‘ with Sundried Tomato Tuna

By Chef Doreen Colondres

Peruvian kitchen is known for its Chinese influence, but it has also been inspired by the Italian immigrants that fused one or several of their recipes into the Peruvian cuisine such as the “tallarines verdes.”‘ This rich and easy-to-make recipe will make the entire family fall in love. The aromatic basil, the creamy cheese and the deep, sweet sundried tomato tuna provide a bold but balanced flavor combination.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: Serves 4


1 can (5 oz) Bumble Bee¨ Prime Fillet¨ Albacore Tuna, drain a little bit

1 can (5 oz) Bumble Bee¨ Seasoned Tuna, Sundried Tomato & Basil, drain a little bit

16 ounces bow-tie pasta

5 ounces fresh spinach

6 ounces "queso fresco"‘ cheese (4 ounces for the sauce, 2 ounces for garnish)

1/2 cup whole milk

1 ounce fresh basil (about 35 leaves approx.)

2 garlic cloves

Salt and pepper to taste


Using a deep pot, add water, salt, bring to a full rolling boil water and cook the pasta until al dente. While the pasta is cooking, place another small deep pot on high heat, add water and wait until boiling point. Then add the spinach leaves and allow them to boil for 30 seconds to brighten their green color and soften their texture. Using a strainer, remove them from the water and transfer immediately to an iced water bowl for a few seconds to preserve their green color. Drain the excess water from the spinach. Next, place the spinach into to a blender with the cheese, milk, basil, garlic, and mix until you get a smooth sauce. Pour the sauce into a big saucepan at a very low temperature and add salt and pepper to taste. Drain the pasta and immediately place into the sauce, add tuna, mix and cook for at least 3 more minutes until all the pasta turns green. Serve and garnish with the remaining “queso fresco”.


You can use any type of pasta if you want. If you prefer a little spiciness, add 1 blanched "aji amarillo"‘ without veins and seeds or 1 teaspoon of "aji amarillo"‘ paste to the sauce.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information: For one serving. Calories 722, Fat 17g (Saturated 5g), Trans fat 0g, Cholesterol 37mg, Sodium 1082mg, Total Carbohydrate 103g, Fiber 7g, Sugars 5g, Protein 37g.