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Jool’s Favorite Sunday Afternoon Pasta

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Afternoon Pasta

  • 20 minutes to make

Ingredients

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  1. Olive Oil Is Rich in Healthy Monounsaturated Fats

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How to make it

  • Heat a splash of olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and cook the onion, chili, cinnamon and basil stalks on a medium to low heat for 5 minutes until onion has softened and is slightly sweet.
  • Turn up the heat and add your tomatoes, tuna and a good pinch of salt.
  • Break the tomatoes up using the back of a spoon, then bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Taste for seasoning.
  • Meanwhile, cook the rigatoni in a pan of salted boiling water according to the pack instructions.
  • When al dente, drain the pasta in a colander, reserving some of the cooking water.
  • Toss the pasta into the tuna and tomato sauce with the roughly torn basil leaves, a glug of olive oil, the lemon zest and juice and Parmesan, and mix together well.
  • Loosen the pasta with a little of the reserved cooking water if needed.
  • Check the seasoning and serve immediately.

plum tomatoes

These tomatoes are rich in beta-carotene and lycopene, which is excellent for you. By adding them, you can make your blood rich in these compounds. It lowers bad cholesterol, also known as LDL, and reduces oxidative stress that may lead to heart strokes.

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