Tuna Pesto Pasta with Arugula Spinach Pesto

Ugly Duckling Bakery

This tuna pesto pasta with arugula spinach pesto was inspired by the Italian recipe for linguine with tuna, lemon, and rocket. It’s a quick and simple weeknight pasta dinner.

Tuna Pesto Pasta Ingredients

walnuts garlic Parmesan  arugula spinach lemon olive oil  short pasta like     fusilli or penne canned tuna salt and pepper

Pesto comes from Italian "pestare," meaning "to pound" or "to grind." The traditional method involves a mortar and pestle. But use a food processor for a quick weeknight meal.

Pick a short, chunky pasta for this tuna pesto pasta recipe. You want it to get coated with pesto and hold the tuna. This might be the perfect recipe for cascatelli!

Leftover pesto freezes perfectly. Add pesto to eggs or use it as a sandwich spread, a base for pizza, or even in a babka.

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