Spanish-ish Paleo Tuna "Pasta"
I'm almost embarrassed to post this one, because it's the laziest thing ever, the photo is sub-par and it's not really a recipe as much as a throwing-things-in-a-pot. Also, this picture is just sad. However, it's one of my favorite meals when I'm (a) in a hurry, (b) feeling nostalgic about Spain, or (c) in need of comfort food.
In Spain, the food groups are basically tuna, corn, green olives, eggs and cured ham. I used to not be into any of those foods (why? BECAUSE I WAS AN IDIOT.). Despite that, I loved this dish incorporating those general guidelines. I made it all the time when I was studying in Barcelona pretending to be a Spaniard. I ate this with pasta, frozen sweet corn and a heap of mozzarella or Parmesan on top. These days, I don't use pasta but I still love the sweet-salty combo of the corn and olives. It's honestly great either way though if you're a paleo purist.
The first secret to this dish is that all the ingredients live in the pantry or the freezer, so I consistently have everything on hand. The second is that it takes less than 10 minutes to make. You can even do it all in the microwave if you want, though I prefer the stove because microwaves cause all kinds of tomato sauce explosions. Typically I make enough to have some leftovers, so just adjust your quantities accordingly. You're on your own for measurements.
Spanish-ish Tuna "Pasta"
Paleo and Whole30-approved, if you use approved sauce
- Tuna packed in olive oil, mostly drained
- Marinara sauce (paleo-approved versions are a little hard to find, but it's possible. Or you can make your own and freeze portions for later.)
- Frozen green beans
- Frozen spinach, kale or any other greens
- Green olives, sliced
- Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes
- Optional (but so good): frozen sweet corn
- Optional: baby bella mushrooms, peppers, any other veggies you feel like throwing in