This recipe is my mum’s!
My mum has this thing, where she can guess (spot on) the ingredients that has been used in any dish. Though, surprisingly she can never guess what I put in my dishes!
So what happened was, we went for a buffet dinner at a hotel for my dad’s birthday. One of the items was this pasta dish with tuna in it. It tasted lovely and well, I soon forgot about it.
Last week my mum was telling me that she made the same dish and that it tastes delicious. I, of course, demanded the recipe and I made it for lunch and I added my own twist to it though. It is crazily easy to make. I think you need five minutes. Not kidding.
Ingredients you need:
- 500g Spiral pasta
- One can of tuna in oil/mayo/spring water (With the oil drained out)
- 3 Bird’s eye chilly
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Spring Onion
- 4 heaping tbsp Mayonnaise (They have 99.9% fat free mayo if you’re looking for a healthier alternative)
- Salt and White pepper to taste
That was my mum’s original recipe. I added the following:
A few celery Leaves chopped up fine. I used it simply because my house mate bought them and it was too much for one person. By the way celery leaves are the leaves that grow atop the celery itself. Well I for one didn’t know celery had leaves growing on them. It gives so much to the depth to the flavor of the pasta. The picture is as shown below:
I also added some Dijonnaise, which is actually Dijon mustard and mayonnaise (thus the name; how original). It comes in a bottle and it tastes awesome I have to say. I found it in the fridge and it’s definitely not mine! I added a picture too! It goes really well with pastas and salads.
You then proceed to toss the cooked pasta and all the ingredients together. That’s it! You’re done!
I made a salad as well to go with the pasta, lettuce, quartered hard-boiled eggs, balsamic vinegar and mayo… The simplest dishes are the most delicious and healthy!
And that’s Monika, my friend from my previous workplace; enjoying my pasta (I hope!). She came over to my place and look what she brought for me. It’s a lemon brûlée, apple strudel and a fruit tart.. Such a beautiful sweetheart! But she’s leaving for Poland next week 😦
Tęsknię za tobą Monika!
I will be putting up the recipe for the fruit tart shown in the picture below soon!
That’s all for today people!