Easy Tuna and Asparagus Pasta

This tuna and asparagus pasta is easy and quick. It’s great recipe when you want to make a meal quickly for busy weekday dinners

Tuna and Asparagus Pasta

Easy Tuna and Asparagus Pasta. It’s just easy and tasty which takes only 15mins to cook. Perfect for busy weekday night meal.

A simple pasta recipe with delicious seasonal asparagus. You can make the sauce while boiling the pasta, stir them together at the end, then it only takes 15 minutes to serve.

Recommend this recipe for

  • Someone who wants to try a simple recipe with asparagus
  • Someone who wants to make pasta with asparagus
  • Someone who is looking for a simple pasta recipe

I like to utilize the taste of the ingredients as much as possible, so the ingredients and seasoning are very simple.

Canned tuna and tomato to add the umami element, let the pasta absorb the salt, and season with salt and pepper.

Let me go over the ingredients and how to make it. I hope you will like the recipe.

Asparagus is great for detox

Asparagus’s season is early summer here in Japan. We can find the imported one from oversea all year around but always local produce food is the best.

It is said the nutritional effect of seasonal asparagus is comparable to that of an energy drink. It’s amazing power.

It’s because it contains ingredients that are effective in promoting liver function and recovering from fatigue.

Spring is a detox season. During winter, your activity level is low and your metabolism falls, making it easier for waste products to accumulate in your body.

If you feel that you are not feeling well in early spring, it may be because of waste products. The liver works to decompose and purify the accumulated poison.

Eat asparagus, get all the poisons out, and have a healthy and active summer. That sounds great so i will introduce nice, flavorful pasta using plenty of asparagus.

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients.

Ingredients for Tuna and Asparagus Pasta
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Dried Red Chill Pepper
  • Asparagus
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Canned Tuna
  • Pasta
  • Salt and Pepper

We use extra virgin olive oil.

We use oil-packed chunk tuna so drain the oil before using. If you don’t mind including the oil, you can just put it all.

🔪Instructions

Let’s go over how to make it. You can also watch this video.

How to make Tuna and Asparagus Pasta
  1. Cut ingredients >> Slice garlic, cut cherry tomatoes in half, slice asparagus diagonally, remove seeds of dried red chili pepper and slice it
  2. Boil pasta >> Put water and salt in a pot and bring to a boil
  3. Boil pasta >> Put pasta in the pot and cook according to the package
  4. Make a sauce >> While pasta is cooking, put olive oil, garlic and dried chili pepper in a frying pan and cook on low heat
How to make Tuna and Asparagus Pasta
  1. Make a sauce >> Once you smell the aroma of garlic, add cherry tomatoes and canned tuna(drain the oil) and cook crushing the tomatoes by tong
  2. Boil asparagus >> Put asparagus to the pot two minute before the pasta is finished cooking
  3. Stir >> Transfer cooked pasta, asparagus and pasta water to the frying pan and stir and toss
  4. Season >> Adjust the taste with salt and pepper
Tuna and Asparagus Pasta

Serve on a plate, and enjoy with your favorite topping such as grated cheese and pepper!

It’s a bit spicy, so if you eat with children, try half the portion of chili pepper. If you like spicy food, you can double it.

Thanks for Stopping By

This recipe is so easy and quick, isn’t it?

It only takes 15 mins to serve it. It would be great for lunch or dinner when you don’t have much time.

I hope you will enjoy the recipe.

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Easy Tuna and Asparagus Pasta

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: JURI
This tuna and asparagus pasta is easy and quick. It's great recipe when you want to make a meal quickly for busy weekday dinners

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 bundle Asparagus
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 canned Tuna
  • 1 Dried Red Chill Pepper
  • 200 g Pasta
  • 1-2 tsp Salt, for boiling pasta
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Pasta Water

Instructions

  • Slice garlic, cut cherry tomatoes in half, slice asparagus diagonally, remove seeds of dried red chill pepper and slice it
  • Put water and salt in a pot and bring to a boil
  • Put pasta in the pot and cook according to the package
  • While pasta is cooking, put olive oil, garlic and dried chill pepper in a frying pan on low heat
  • Once you smell the aroma of garlic, add cherry tomatoes and canned tuna(drain the oil)
  • Put asparagus to the pot two minute before the pasta is finished cooking
  • Transfer cooked pasta, asparagus and pasta water to the frying pan and mix the whole
  • Finally, adjust the taste with salt and pepper

Video

Notes

  • Be careful not to cook the garlic too much as it tastes bitter when it burns
  • It’s a bit spicy, so if you eat with children, try half the portion of chili pepper. If you like spicy food, you can double it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 23.7g | Fat: 16.9g | Sodium: 575mg | Sugar: 62g
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Tuna and Asparagus Pasta
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Loved it!! I did use a high-quality tuna from a glass jar. Made it a one-pot dish by making the sauce in the same pot as used for cooking the pasta and asparagus. If you cover them after you pour them into the colander, they don’t dry out. I scooped up some pasta water before draining to use in the sauce.
    I didn’t have a fresh chili on hand so used red pepper flakes.
    Before serving, finished it with a bit of fresh-grated parmesan and pepper.