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Here is one of my favourite recipes to whip up on a busy weeknight or on a weekend night were I just want lots of flavour, but light on prep. Most of the ingredients are pantry items, so it can be an easy last minute go to recipe. It is originally a Martha Stewart recipe (gotta love Martha), but I have tweaked it to my tastes.

Here is the link to the original in case it suits you better http://www.marthastewart.com/332879/pasta-with-green-beans-and-tuna

A bonus is that it tastes great cold, as a leftover the next day for lunch!!

I would love to know if you give it a try and what you thought of it!

~ Shoana

Fusilli Pasta with Green Beans and Tuna

Ingredients
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 box of Fusilli (no bigger than 375g)
  • 1 bag of pre washed and trimmed green beans, halved
  • 1 can chunk light tuna, packed in water, drained (I also use canned chicken if I have it on hand)
  • 4 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • A generous handful of natural almonds, chopped and toasted
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • 2 small garlic clove, minced ( I love garlic and sometimes throw in 3 cloves)
Directions
  • Using your pasta pot toast the chopped almonds and set aside to cool. In the same pot, boil salted water and cook pasta according to package instructions, adding green beans 1 minute before end of cooking.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine tuna, oil, almonds, parsley, lemon juice, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Drain pasta and beans and add to tuna mixture. Stir to combine.

Enjoy!

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