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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j_alexandra_roberts's picture
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This is a great recipe, and I'm not even a big fan of tuna. I boiled a couple of eggs in with the pasta, and chopped them into big chunks and stirred them in too, which worked really well. Delicious.

scarer's picture
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Really tasty a regular mid week meal

owenrocks23's picture

I love this recipe. Its so fantastic, me and my friend James Iverson like to experiment with oranges instead of lemon. =D

pcoleman's picture
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sounds lovel!! cant wait tto try it!!

blue_sphere's picture

This was very tasty and summery. Didn't have green beans so used frozen peas instead.

Will make again.

eleanormayo's picture
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I was making this cold for lunch boxes so refresed the pasta & beans in cold water and drained the tuna and added some low fat fromage frais and lemon juice to make a dressing. Very tasty.

brendacondie's picture

This was very easy and quick and was delicious. I used sugar snap peas instead of the beans and it was great!

suzanneing's picture

Very nice and easy recipe. Perfect for summer. I didn't have any capers so chopped up a clove of garlic and added that with lemon zest. I'm sure it will become a family favourite!

peskypeeza's picture
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Really tasty and quick to make, an after-work favourite. It's good with loads of sea salt and roughly ground black pepper. Also works cold for lunch the next day, with an extra glug of olive oil.

kellyfinn1's picture
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This recipe was delicious and easy. My partner is a novice cook and he managed it without any trouble and was pleased as punch with himself with the end results.

angelden4's picture
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Most of the ingredients are already in the cupboard so that's a great help and the family love it.

nicolajewell's picture

This is super easy and tastes fantastic. I bought the John West Reserved tuna slices in olive oil. Tasted even better!

natashajoyner's picture
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Delicious light meal. I make double and take the rest in for a healthy lunch the next day.

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