There is something quite nostalgic about this recipe. We remember eating this and many similar recipes at family gatherings growing up as kids. It's not hard to figure out why it was a popular one - it's pretty damn good, and doesn't make much time to produce a dish large enough to feed many.
Pasta is a staple in many households - ours included - but why settle for a bland and boring dish when you can elevate it with the addition of some healthy and delicious ingredients? This kelp, tuna, and sweet pea pasta recipe is a perfect example of how a few simple ingredients can transform an ordinary dish into a nutritious and flavorful meal.
Kelp is a type of seaweed that is packed with nutrients, including iodine, calcium, iron, and antioxidants. This superfood is also low in calories and high in fiber, making it an excellent choice for those who are watching their weight.
Tuna is a lean protein source that is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining a healthy heart and brain. Sweet peas, on the other hand, are a great source of fiber, protein, and vitamins, including vitamin C and vitamin K.
This pasta dish is a great main or side dish for those summer picnics on the bold coast of Maine or lakeside. (Can you tell where our mind is at 😉?) Whether you're a seafood lover or just looking for a healthy and delicious pasta dish, this kelp, tuna, and sweet pea pasta is sure to satisfy your cravings. It can be served both warm or cold.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Makes: 6 servings
1 of pasta of your choice
1 can sweet peas
2 cans of tuna
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
1/2 tbsp Organic Alaria Flakes
2 tbsp of olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Optional adds: avocado, celery, lemon juice, red pepper flakes
Begin by boiling water and cooking pasta of your choice. We chose gemelli pasta made in Maine by Nomad Pasta Co.
Strain pasta and put into a large bowl. Open can of peas and tuna. Drain water out of all cans and immediately add to the bowl of hot pasta and stir well. Add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and olive oil to a large bowl. We used truffle infused olive oil which was *chef's kiss*, but any will do.Top pasta with Organic Alaria Flakes and serve.