Tuna & lemon pasta

Tuna & lemon pasta

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Cooking time

Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Whip up a delicious tuna and lemon pasta in less than 25 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
401
protein
23g
carbs
68g
fat
6g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
0g
salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 350g pasta shells
  • 200g pack trimmed fine beans, cut into short lengths
  • 200g can tuna in oil
  • grated zest of a lemon
  • 1 heaped tbsp small capers
  • generous pinch of chilli flakes
  • olive oil for drizzling

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Method

  1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water for 8 minutes. Add the beans and cook for a further 3 minutes until both the pasta and beans are just tender. Meanwhile, tip the tuna and its oil into a bowl and flake the fish, keeping the pieces quite large. Stir in the lemon zest, capers, chilli and plenty of salt and pepper.
  2. Drain the pasta and beans, return them to the pan and toss with the tuna mixture. Add a little olive oil if you need to moisten everything. Serve the tuna and lemon pasta on its own or with a tomato and onion salad.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2003

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Natasha Armstrong's picture
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This is very easy to make. I left the capers out and used mixed veg. Also had for lunch the next day

stevenage's picture
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A simple & tasty dish which I make regularly that goes down well with all the family. I use fresh tuna rather than tinned due to the texture of the meat but tinned is a good substitute, I put lemon juice in as well & make double the amount as everyone wants to take some to wok as pack the next day.

gin1902's picture
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A healthy and quick lunchtime meal. I recommend adding some of the lemon juice, if not it tastes a little bland. I know it's more expensive, but using tuna fillets instead of tuna chunks makes a big difference.

michelle_30's picture

I rate it a 4 star!

michelle_30's picture

Quick, easy and tasty dish. Also would be nice cold for lunch

lorsydors's picture
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Very impressed by this dish, was really tasty and quick to make.

thechuck's picture
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I won't be eating this again.... Oily, boring and very unsatisfying.

chocolicious's picture

Quick, easy delicious. I made it with gluten-free pasta and tuna in spring water rather than oil....the lemon just makes it.

chanelu's picture
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Really good and simple pasta salad (we always make enough for a lunch box the next day.) The capers, lemon and chili add punch to a dish that might look boring at first glance and really tie the flavours together. Even my boyfriend, who insists he doesn't like tuna, admitted with some wonderment that this dish works precisely because of the tuna.

merlin87's picture
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Perfect for a quick tasty lunch. Added some sweetcorn as I had some in the fridge that needed using up. I will be making this again.

jane_gizmo's picture

Made it during the week had it with a tomato lettuce salad with red onions on top and beets on the side, was realy nice will deffenetly make it again, also added some of the juice from the lemon.

alicewrigley's picture
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This was lovely - I added sweetcorn and lemon juice and had as a packed dinner which worked very nicely.

zippiepurplemonkey's picture
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Tasty, cheap and really quick - great for when you need a quick, healthy meal.

lolipig's picture
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simple and easy, but not too impressive taste

vodkatot's picture

I used this as a side dish. I left out the tuna and beans. I served it with a salmon dish and salad. it was really nice..Would work well for a BBQ

pie-muncher's picture
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Quick & tasty

angelal2366's picture
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Im not the biggest fan of tuna but decided to give this recipe a go because of all the positive reviews and im so pleased i did, it was fantastic! I tweaked it abit tho, I used peas instead of beans and as I only had tuna in brine in the storecupboard I drained it really well and added extravirgin olive oil. I also felt it needed a squeeze of the lemon aswell as the zest. I also made double so will be having it as a cold pasta salad for lunch today :)

melissatowers's picture
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Love the idea but felt there was too much pasta and not enough of the other ingredients, which made it a bit bland. Maybe halving the amount of pasta and just making it a meal for two would be better. May try again.

elle01527's picture
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really tasty and quick. I added halved cherry tomatoes and doubled the quantities for lunch the following day. Will do again and it is so easy.

helenrlove's picture
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Really really tasty! Didn't add the capers or chili flakes and was still delicious.

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