Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta

This is a quick and easy stove-top meal that I made again for hubby and I tonight. Combining the distinctive flavours of tuna and the Caesar dressing tastes great (and tastes even better the next day for lunch!). Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

8oz fettucini noodles
1 tsp butter or margarine
1 onion, chopped
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 small yellow (or green) zucchini, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup creamy Caesar dressing (ie "Newman's Own")
2 (170g each) cans tuna
1 tbsp dried basil
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup sliced black olives (optional)
3/4 cup (or more) feta, cut into 1/2" cubes

Cook pasta according to directions on package.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and saute onion, mushrooms, zucchini and garlic for 5 minutes or until soft. Add Caesar dressing, tuna, basil and cayenne pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Add tomato and black olives (if using); cook for 5 minutes. Add feta cheese, cook for 3-5 minutes or until cheese has melted. Add mixture to cooked pasta.

Tip: Although I've never tried it, I've often thought that (minus the pasta, obviously) this mixture would make a great hot dip appetizer.

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