One of my favorites things to do in the Summer is going to our town’s farmer’s market. Tomatoes and Fresh basil are it’s best during this time of the year. I got a pint of cherry tomatoes for less than 4 dollars and a big bunch of basil for 2 dollars. The vendor suggested that I freeze the basil if I won’t be able to use most of it.



I already have pasta in mind when I bought all those produce from the farmer’s market. To make, cook a pound of spaghetti according to package directions, set aside about 1/4 – 1/2 cup pasta water.


In a heated pan pour about a quarter cup extra virgin olive oil and add 5-6 cloves of finely minced garlic. Gently fry until fragrant and be careful not to burn it. Then add your cherry tomatoes that is cut in half. Cook until softened and starting to release it’s juices. Then add one can of Hot and Spicy Tuna. I used Century Tuna label which is a Filipino brand, you can use any canned tuna in oil. Carefully stir then add your cooked pasta with the reserved cooking water. Season with salt and pepper. Last, add a generous amount of basil and gently toss. Serve immediately.


You don’t have to spend a lot to feed your family well. I spent less than 10 dollars for this tuna pasta dish which I served for lunch.