How to make Easy Tuna Pesto Pasta - Using Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta

Last Tuesday, August 27, I received a special package from Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta.

Dona Elena products

This time I would really love to share a very simple recipe that I also tried recently. So are you ready to cook, Mommies and Daddies?

I really love Tuna Pasta. But this one is with a Twist. Because We’re making Tuna Pesto Pasta.


  • 250g Doña Elena Al Dente Linguine
  • 1tbsp Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil
  • ½ medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (185g) Doña Elena Tuna Chunks in Sunflower Oil
  • 4 tbsp Doña Elena Green Pesto Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Here's our ingredients for Tuna Pesto Pasta.
(sorry the Dona Elena pesto sauce is not included in the photo)

  1.  Cook the pasta per package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet, Then sauté onions until translucent. Add garlic and sauce until fragrant.
  3. Add the tuna and cook for 2 minutes, Stir in the pesto sauce. Mix well and seasoned as needed.
  4. Drain the cooked pasta and add into the skillet. Toss pasta until fully coated with the sauce.

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil

Add the Dona Elena 100% tuna chunks in sunflower oil

Added the Dona Elena Linguine Pasta

Added the Dona Elena Pesto Sauce

By the way, did you know that Al Dente pasta is very easy to cook? In just 7 minutes, you already have your Al Dente Pasta ready.

1.      Boil 4 liters of water and add ½ tablespoon salt.  
2.      Add 500g Doña Elena Al Dente Linguine into rapidly boiling water.
3.      Cook uncovered and maintain water at a rolling boil
4.      Stir occasionally to prevent pasta from sticking together
5.      Cook for 7 minutes or until Al Dente
6.      Drain Immediately
7.      Add ½ tablespoon Doña Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil to keep your pasta al dente while you prepare the sauce
8.      Top with your favorite pasta sauce.  

Cook uncovered. Stir occasionally to prevent from sticking together 

Add 1/2 tablespoon of Dona Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Very easy right? Try it now and cook it for your family. 

Here's the Easy Tuna Pesto Pasta

Enjoying my Tuna Pesto Pasta

For more Mediterranean-inspired dishes or latest products from 
Doña Elena, check their instagram account @donaelenacuisineraclub or their facebook page, Doña Elena Cuisinera Club


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