Pasta made with tuna, tomatoes and kale

Tuna and kale pasta

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If you want to provide your body with a proper dose of vitamins, choose kale. The nutritional value of this vegetable is well known: it contains antioxidants and is also rich in vitamin K, vitamin C, folic acid and calcium.

Kale works great in cocktails, sauces and salads. Recently, I made pasta with kale, tomatoes and tuna, below you can find a recipe for it.

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Pasta made with tuna, tomatoes and kale
Pasta with tuna and kale

Ingredients for tuna and kale pasta.

  • 300 g tortiglioni pasta
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 2 big cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 100 g fresh kale
  • tuna in brine (170 g)
  • black pepper to taste
  • 200 ml cream 30 %

How to make tuna and kale pasta.

Cook the pasta in water salted with 1 teaspoon of salt, according to the instructions on its package. Once cooked, pour it into a colander and pour cold water over it.

Pour olive oil into a cooking pan. Add mashed garlic and finely chopped tomatoes. Fry over a medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Then, add tuna drained from its brine, kale, a pinch of pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Continue frying for 3-4 minutes. At the very end, add the cream and keep it cooking for 2 minutes.

Add the cooked pasta into the hot sauce. Mix thoroughly.

Good to know when making tuna and kale pasta.

Tuna, kale and tomatoes pasta
Pasta with tuna and kale

Before cutting the tomatoes, I scalded them in hot water, then I peeled them off. In order for the peel to come off from the tomatoes easily and quickly, just put them in boiling water for 10 seconds.

I used tuna in water brine. You can also use tuna in oil or on its own brine.

Do you like pasta dishes? If so, try our recipe for Orzo pasta salad.

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