Mixed Herb Pesto Pasta with Albacore Tuna
Prep Time: 15 | 4 Servings
Albacore-dabra. Presto yummo. In only a matter of moments, you will turn all of your loved ones’ faces into the happiest expressions with this fork licking, protein packed pesto tuna pasta.
Recipe by: Lindsey Eats LA
- 2 (5 o)z cans Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Oil
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 cups basil
- 2 cups spinach
- ½ cup cilantro
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan
- ½ cup pine nuts
- 2 garlic cloves
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Zest of ½ of lemon
- 1 lb pasta shells
- 1-2 tbsp pasta water (as needed)
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a blender, add all your pesto ingredients! Blend up the olive oil, basil, spinach, cilantro, parm, pine nuts, garlic, lemon zest, zest and salt and pepper. Set aside.
Next, open and strain out excess oil from the tuna can – but leave a little bit of the liquid for more flavor and texture. Pour in a bowl and flake, do not mash. Set aside.
Cook your pasta according to the package instructions. Strain and add in a mixing bowl, allowing extra pasta water to transfer as well (this helps bind the sauce).. Add over your mixed herb pesto, flakey tuna, more parmesan, season with salt and pepper and serve!