|Eating at my desk like the classy lassie that I am.|
1 cup (or to taste) sliced black olives
1 can diced tomatoes (I used "Italian herbs," but you can use plain or another herby variety)
1 can solid white albacore tuna, drained
1 1/2 cups penne pasta
1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
Salt and pepper
3ish sprigs of fresh parsley
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1. Cook your pasta according to the package directions.
2. Meanwhile, heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the garlic over medium heat and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add tomato, olives, tuna (breaking it apart), and a little salt and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, or until the pasta is done, whichever comes first.
3. Drain your pasta, then add the tomato mixture to the pasta and toss.
4. Transfer the pasta to a bowl or serving dish, and garnish with parsley. Serve with grated Parmesan, if you like, and enjoy immediately.
I went very simple with the herbs, but you could certainly add some dried oregano and/or basil to the tomato mixture, or garnish with other fresh herbs in place of or in addition to the parsley. This dish feels "real" - yummy, but healthy and hearty - and is very easy at the end of a long day.
|Obviously I tore up the parsley about twelve seconds later, but it looked pretty there for a sec, right? Also that is my 21st birthday happening in the background, in case you were wondering.|