This dish has been much-discussed throughout it's history. There a few stories about it's origins, one of which is that the name comes from the Italian word for whore - puttana, and it is thought that this dish born in the brothels of Italy, cheaply and quickly prepared by prostitutes between customers. You can read more theories of it's origins here on Wikipedia.
Regardless of where it came from, it's quick and inexpensive pasta dish that can be prepared in a myriad of ways. Read on for my quick take on this delicious dinner. For some thoughts on the ingredients in this meal, check out this post.
2 cups of high-quality short, cooked pasta - I used Vita Sana Cavatoni
1 can of high-quality tuna - packed in olive oil - I used Callipo Solid Light Tuna in Olive Oil
Handful of capers
2 chopped tomatoes
Handful of chopped olives - I used some black and some green
2 big handfuls of washed spinach
1 handful of crumbled goat cheese
1 finely chopped clove of garlic
Cook your pasta, drain it, put it back in the pot, and while it's still good and hot, throw everything in, mix and serve. Yep, that's it! Enjoy!