Athlete's tuna tomato pasta

Ideal the night before a long training session or straight after a long hard sesh.

Easy, mega tasty, protein and quick-release carbs, mild on the tum.

The best place for pasta is right next to a hard sesh or as a tank filler the night before.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Servings: 2
Servings: 2


  • Females 100g penne / Males 130g penne – Nuush clients use your stated portion size
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 100ml of red wine or 4tbsps of balsamic vinegar
  • tin of tomatoes
  • 1-2 tbsps of tomato puree
  • 1 tuna steak or a tin/jar of tuna in oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1-2 tsps of sugar (sugar brings out the flav of toms, don’t woz, it won’t kill ya!)
  • olive oil
  • grated parmesan to serve


Fry the onion in olive oil til softened.

Add the wine or balsamic and turn the heat up high to cook it off.

Add the tinned tomatoes (crush them with a potato masher), puree, sugar and seasoning, simmer for ten mins.

Make a hole in the sauce and add the tuna steak, break it up with a spatula as it cooks (or just add the tinned/jarred tuna).  

Serve with the cooked pasta, PLENTY of black pepper and parmesan and a glass of cold milk.

Enjoy your sesh or just enjoy the refuelling sensation!

Nutrition Info


Tuna is a great source of omega-3 fatty acid. Read why we need to get more of that in our diets here.

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