What’s Inside: A delicious, quick canned tuna pasta recipe made straight from your pantry that’s AIP, Paleo, and Low-carb. I’ve also got a handy Freezer + Pantry Checklist with easy meal templates to stick on your fridge right here.
AIP Canned Tuna Pasta (Paleo, Low-carb)
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This recipe was birthed through necessity and a little inspiration from Bon Appetit… with an AIP Paleo twist (of course). Getting scrappy is the name of the game right now… and I’m not about to sacrifice any flavor or nutrition in the process! This is not your mama’s boring tuna and pasta dish… don’t be fooled by the simple ingredients– it’s delicious!
You may be wondering what this pasta is made out of… it’s AIP? It’s Low-carb? AND from your pantry? It doesn’t seem possible… does it?
I’m using Hearts of Palm Pasta that I’ve been obsessed with lately and I must urge you to try it!
What Are Hearts of Palm?
The Heart of Palm is a crunchy vegetable harvested from the center of the cabbage palm tree and is a smart paleo + AIP pantry staple. You can normally find them sliced up and canned, added raw to salads (used almost like olives). The taste is similar to an artichoke, it’s mild and very versatile. Hearts of Palm pasta is essentially the same, just spiraled into pasta form! Here’s the brand I’ve been using which I grabbed off of Amazon. It takes just 5 minutes to heat on the stove or 2 minutes in the microwave, how’s that for quick and convenient?
It’s also very nutritious! One serving is packed with important minerals like potassium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc with 4g of fiber (bonus, it’s low-carb).
Here’s how this dish comes together in a FLASH and checks all the boxes of being convenient, nutritious and tasty!
- Hearts of Palm Pasta
- Wild Canned Tuna (which is packed with omega-3’s)
- Lemon zest and juice
- Extra-virgin Olive Oil
- Salt, Pepper (omit pepper for strict AIP)
Simple, fast, flavorful… automatic win!
More Pantry-to-table Dishes
- Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad (Whole30, Paleo-, AIP-friendly)
- Simple Salmon Cakes (AIP, Paleo & Low FODMAP)
- Salmon Salad Tartines (Mayo-free, Paleo, AIP-friendly, Whole30-friendly)
A delicious, quick canned tuna pasta recipe made straight from your pantry that’s AIP, Paleo, and Low-carb with Hearts of Palm Pasta.
- 1 can 6oz wild sustainable tuna in water (I use Safe Catch), drained
- 1 package 9oz package of hearts of palm "pasta", drained and rinsed
- the zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt and pepper to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
- sprinkle of capers or chopped olives
- optional garnish: dill or parsley
Add all sauce/marinade ingredients to a medium mixing bowl
Remove and drain tuna from the can, add to the mixing bowl with your marinade and let sit.
Remove, rinse, and drain the hearts of palm "noodles".
Cook the noodles according to package directions, when cooked, add cooked noodles to your mixing bowl and toss with marinated tuna using tongs and serve!
Garnish with more capers, lemon zest, season to taste and add any fresh herbs you'd like.
Learn more about cooking with Hearts of Palm:
- What exactly are hearts of palm + how should you use them? via Foodandwine.com
- Heart of palm uses via Healthline.com