Pasta with Pea Pesto and Tuna Balls
- 2 7-ounce tuna cans, drained.
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- Salt and pepper
- ¾ cup bread crumbs
- Olive oil
- 1 10-ounce package frozen peas, defrosted
- 1 garlic clove
- ½ cup grated Asiago cheese
- ½ cup walnuts
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1 pound your favorite pasta
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the 2 Tbs. salt and the pasta to the boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until al dente, according to the package instructions. Drain, reserving about ½ cup of the cooking water.
- In a serving bowl, mix ¼ cup of the cooking water with 2 cups of the pesto. Store the rest for another use. Add the drained pasta and toss to combine.
- Add as much of the remaining cooking water as needed to loosen the sauce. Serve with tuna ball on top.
Do you keep tuna cans in your pantry for quick meals like I do? If you don't, you'll have to get some to try this wonderful tuna balls recipe. They are amazing on a bed of pasta, tossed with pea pesto.
The pea pesto is delicious, and you won't miss the basil, I promise. I served this fabulous Pasta with Tuna Balls with a green salad on the side. It is an easy and fabulous meal for the whole family.
Este plato es de lujo!!
Simple and I'm sure delicious.
Lyndsey ~The Tiny Skillet~
Erica this is another amazing recipe. When I made a pea puree I was surprised on how sweet it was. Do you notice the sweetness in this recipe? Can't wait to try it.
Lyndsey- It was sweet and delicious!
This is an incredibly flavorful way to dress up tuna!
Sounds really delicious and easy, my husband and boys like pesto so I will definitely try this variation.
Thanks for the recipes! I was wondering if you have an easy arequipe recipe, I tried doing it once and it was nothing like the real thing.
Now I know what to do with y tuna cans..its usually tuna sandwiches. Great idea with the pea pesto...gives it a sweeter taste...
wow awesome meal never thought to use tuna this way
I also keep cans of tuna in the pantry to make yummy things like this! Looks like a really delicious meal, Erica!
I've never used tuna this way, it sounds just amazing and I love the sound of the pea and walnut pesto. Just delicious!