• Yield: Serves 4

Simple Beautiful Food by Amanda Frederickson

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  • Pasta

  • Red pepper flakes

  • Olive oil

  • Castelvetrano

  • olives

  • Shallot

  • Garlic

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Fresh basil

  • Parmesan cheese

  • Canned tuna


  1. Cook 12 ounces of dried pasta according to the package instructions. Drain, rinse with cool water, and set aside.

  2. In the same pan, warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.

  3. Add 1 minced shallot, 2 minced cloves of garlic, and 3 cups of cherry tomatoes and sauté, covered, for about 15 minutes, until the tomatoes are blistered and soft.

  4. Toss the cooked pasta with the tomatoes, along with 1⁄2 cup of pitted and thinly sliced Castelvetrano olives and 5 ounces of drained canned tuna.

  5. Garnish with fresh basil, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes.

TIP: Cut cherry tomatoes in half if they are large