Palatable Pasta and Pesto
  • Cooking Time: 10
  • Servings: 1
  • Preparation Time: 5
  • 100g pasta
  • Jar of basil / sun-dried tomato pesto
  • Tin of tuna / chicken breast
  • Sweetcorn / peas / olives
  • Grated cheese
  1. 1. If using chicken, dice and fry on a medium heat until golden on the outside yet moist in the middle.
  2. 2. Boil the pasta until al dente in a pan of boiling, salted water.
  3. 3. Drain the pasta before returning it to the pan. Season generously with olive oil and black pepper. Add a couple of generous spoonfuls of pesto, the tin of tuna or chicken, and any further additions (sweetcorn, peas, olives).
  4. 4. Mix it all up over a gentle heat, serve topped with a handful of grated cheese and more black pepper.
This recipe is known the world over for its simplicity. It's a godsend on those working week nights when you're short of time and inspiration, and don't want to sink to a takeaway or beans on toast.