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Spicy Tomato Tuna Pasta

with Chile and Herbs
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Spicy Tomato Tuna Pasta

Spicy Tomato Tuna Pasta - As simple and tasty as you'll find in an Italian Trattoria

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Health Score:
7,5 / 10
Difficulty:
very easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation
Calories:
497
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Just one portion of this dish provides 50 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin B12 and around 40 percent of your daily recommended amount of vitamin B6 and vitamin D.

If you're looking to cut down on fat intake, make sure to utilize water-packed tuna instead of tuna packed in oil. This will save you about 14 grams of fat per 100 gram serving.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie497 kcal(24 %)
Protein31 g(32 %)
Fat7 g(6 %)
Carbohydrates76 g(51 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6.2 g(21 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D1.1 μg(6 %)
Vitamin E2.1 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin17 mg(142 %)
Vitamin B₆1 mg(71 %)
Folate66 μg(22 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin2.6 μg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.7 μg(57 %)
Vitamin C18 mg(19 %)
Potassium607 mg(15 %)
Calcium35 mg(4 %)
Magnesium91 mg(30 %)
Iron3.3 mg(22 %)
Iodine12 μg(6 %)
Zinc2.4 mg(30 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.1 g
Uric acid69 mg
Cholesterol39 mg
Development of this recipe:
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Tuna

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
½ bunch
1 sprig
2
1
12 ounces
canned Tuna
2 tablespoons
14 ounces
pureed Tomatoes (carton or can)
14 ounces
long narrow Pasta (eg, linguine)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Sieve, 1 large Bowl, 1 Fork, 1 large Pot, 1 Pot, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Measuring cups

Preparation steps

1.
Spicy Tomato Tuna Pasta preparation step 1

Rinse parsley and thyme, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop finely.

2.
Spicy Tomato Tuna Pasta preparation step 2

Peel garlic and chop finely. Halve chile pepper lengthwise, remove seeds, rinse and finely chop.

3.
Spicy Tomato Tuna Pasta preparation step 3

Strain canned tuna in a sieve and separate with a fork into small pieces.

4.
Spicy Tomato Tuna Pasta preparation step 4

Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat in a pot and sauté garlic and chile pepper. Add thyme and half of parsley, then add tomato puree and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.

5.
Spicy Tomato Tuna Pasta preparation step 5

Meanwhile boil salted water in a large pot and cook noodles according to package instructions until al dente.

6.
Spicy Tomato Tuna Pasta preparation step 6

After tomato sauce cooks for 15 minutes, fold in tuna. Season with salt and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes.

7.
Spicy Tomato Tuna Pasta preparation step 7

Drain noodles in a sieve and save approximately 1/3 cup cooking water. Mix noodles with remaining olive oil, remaining parsley and the tomato sauce. Serve immediately.