Lemon spaghetti with tuna & broccoli

Lemon spaghetti with tuna & broccoli

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

15 minutes is all you need to whip up this fresh, light and healthy fish pasta with olives, capers and greens

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
440
protein
23g
carbs
62g
fat
11g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
4g
salt
1.4g

Ingredients

  • 350g spaghetti
  • 250g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 85g pitted green olives, halved
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained
  • 198g can tuna in oil
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

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Method

  1. Boil the spaghetti in salted water for 6 mins. Add the broccoli and boil for 4 mins more or until both are just tender.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the shallots, olives, capers, tuna and lemon zest and juice in a roomy serving bowl. Drain the pasta and broccoli, add to the bowl and toss really well with the olive oil and lots of black pepper. Serve with a little extra olive oil drizzled over.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2012

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frowne's picture
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Delicious and so simple! I used a tin of tuna in chilli oil which gave it an extra kick.

laralehuq's picture

Absolutely loved this, light and healthy and really really tasty

ladyhannah's picture

Veeeery very tasty! And ready so fast!

RootDenial's picture

As someone else had done, I also put in a bit too much lemon juice. Besides that, it was really nice.

evieweevie's picture
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Different to what I normally do, but so yummy and easy to make.

chefbrownie's picture
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Perfect recipe! Very healthy, simple and ready in an eye wink.
(Could use whole wheat spaghetti for even healthier dish)

carl3684's picture

..or fusilli, just great!

lynnewylie's picture

Yummy! Like some others, I also added black olives as well as green. I did omit the shallots though as I'm not a big fan. Super easy to make after work when you don't want anything fussy or complicated, yet is really healthy. Would definitely make again.

gillh007's picture
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Liked this, albeit I used a red onion,cooked which added colour. As others say, pain to mix,next time will keep sep and just pop on top of spaghetti. Cut broccoli into bite size. Will do again

rhianjones's picture
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Next time I would probably use Tuna in brine and drain it - as it was a bit gloopy when mixed in with the other ingredients. I also made the mistake of squeezing in quite a bit of lemon juice, which was too overpowering. Other than that, it was a great mid-week meal.

mitrogik's picture
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I also replaced the broccoli with freshly chopped spinach leaves which made a pretty tasty substitute.

mitrogik's picture
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Very easy to make and I found the sauce tasted even better the next day! I will definitely prepare this the night before busy, non-cooking, days from now on!

wemwom's picture
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I used durum wheat linguine instead of spaghetti, and chucked some spinach in with the broccoli to make up for not having any olives. Tasty, quick and easy dish for when I'm too tired to make an effort.

beccam's picture

Great quick and easy dinner. We like this lots.

ed_the_ball's picture
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Was nice, used cream and added red onion not shallots with a touch of rose and demara sugar and added sesame seeds before serving.

10gdayki's picture
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Yum!

10gdayki's picture
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Very quick and very Yummy! I added more tuna, and fried the onion before adding it because it was a bit strong.

babsfazekas's picture
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After reading the comments on it being a bit dry, bland and hard to toss, I changed a couple of things. Fried a small onion in a pan, then added the capers and some creme fraiche and heated it all up before tossing with the pasta and broccoli. Used the lemon juice and olives in the salad I served it with. Very easy, quick and satisfying.

cbarnes's picture
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Made this last night it was ok but seemed pick it lacked something. It was a little dull.

eleanormayo's picture
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A great quick supper, I used black olives instead of green and reserved some of the pasta water to add to the mix. will do again.

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