- 500g pack penne
- 4 tbsp olive oil
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- 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, optional
- 16 spring onion, cut into long strips
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- 300g cherry tomato
- pinch golden caster sugar
- juice 1 lemon
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- grated Parmesan, to serve
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Cook the penne according to the pack instructions. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil very gently and add the chilli, if using, and the spring onions. Slowly cook the spring onion until wilted, then add the cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with the sugar. Turn up the heat and cook until the tomatoes are blistered.
Drain the pasta and tip into a large bowl. Toss with everything from the tomato pan and the lemon juice. Serve in pasta bowls with grated parmesan.
Turn leftover pasta into a tasty tuna salad by mixing with flaked tinned tuna, a splash more olive oil and some more lemon juice to taste. You could also put a handful of rocket leaves on top, if you like.