Sometimes I get busy with work and with life and the next thing I know it's already 7:30pm and I haven't even thought about starting dinner. Sometimes, when that happens, I don't feel like going through the motions and making what I had planned to make. Take this night for instance... I just didn't want to spend more than 10 minutes putting everything together for dinner. It was late, I was tired, but boy was I hungry. So, Spur of the Moment Pasta was born. It's simple, it's quick, and it's definitely tasty - the perfect week night meal!
Spur of the Moment Pasta
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
2 1/2 cups elbow pasta (you can use any pasta really)
3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
garlic salt and pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon fresh mint, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, finely minced
1 Tablespoon basil olive oil (you can use extra virgin)
2 splashes of lemon juice
1 can albacore tuna, drained - optional
extra virgin olive oil (I used about 2 Tablespoons)
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, add the tomatoes and season with garlic salt and pepper. Add the oregano, thyme, mint and basil olive oil. Toss to combine. Add tomato mixture, lemon juice, jalapeno, and tuna (if using) to the drained pasta. Toss to combine. Add extra virgin olive oil by the tablespoons full until the pasta is no longer dry. Top with parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!
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