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Pasta in spanish-style tuna and sundried-tomato pesto sauce

Posted Dec 01 2012 10:05pm
November 29, 2012


I am a fan of vegetables. Sadly, my son is not. I just don’t know why. I remember when he was still starting to eat solid food, he was not really enjoying eating mashed potatoes, kalabasa, and camote. I also tried to give him fruits, but there are only a few fruits that he liked – mango, banana and grapes. However, he loves to eat fish – fried fish. He loves crunchy tilapia and daing na bangus. He is such a “picky-eater”.

One day, I prepared a pesto meal for my afternoon snack and I let him try it. Surprisingly, he loved it. I was really surprised that he got to like the taste of pesto sauce, which has this “highly-flavored” taste. From then on, he enjoys eating pasta in pesto sauce. He preferred it more than the Filipino-style spaghetti. He can finish a bowl of pesto all by himself. I sometimes prepare it for his school snack. However, I haven’t tried making my own pesto sauce so I just use a store-bought pesto sauce.  It made my life easier whenever I crave for pasta in pesto sauce. I just need to cook the pasta, mix it with the sauce, and top it with grated parmesan cheese. Voila! An instant meal, but healthier compared with the instant pancit canton available in the market. ;)

Since we both love to eat this pasta dish, I have tried a different variant of the store-bought pesto sauce – pesto sauce with sundried tomato. And I will share with you this very simple recipe. BTW, here are the different pesto sauce I bought:

You will need:

250 g pasta (cooked and set-aside)

1 small onion, chopped

1 tbsp Olive Oil

4 tbsp of Filippo Berio Pesto with Sundried Tomato

1 can of Spanish-style Tuna Fillet (I used San Marino)

Parmesan cheese


What to do:


A simple, easy and healthy dish. Enjoy!


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