Spaghetti with tomato, chilli & tuna salsa

Spaghetti with tomato, chilli & tuna salsa

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A speedy spaghetti supper that you can throw together with minimum shopping

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
404
protein
19g
carbs
70g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
8g
salt
0.52g

Ingredients

  • 350g spaghetti
  • 1 small red onion or ½ a medium one
  • 500g fresh tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red chilli
  • 140g tin tuna in brine, drained

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Method

  1. Cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling water according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, finely chop the onion and tomatoes and put in a large pan with the oil. Halve, deseed and finely chop the chilli, then add to the pan. Gently heat through for a few mins, stirring well.
  2. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce, then break up the tuna and add to the pan. Season if you like, then toss well and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2007

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vlatus's picture

Chose this as needed a quick dinner tonight. I used a tin of chopped tomatoes and added basil and Parmesan and it was delicious.

hammyhob's picture

The simple things in life are best... This was lovely, light and easy to make. Ideal for packed lunch or if you don't want a big heavy dinner. Will defo be added to my weekly menu thanks

miss_sarahlouise's picture
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This has become a standard regular meal in our house and hubby and 2 year old live it and we always have 3 clean plates scratching for more! We amended the above slightly: we use fresh tuna cut into chunks; tinned tomatoes, a large red onion, and always have Parmesan on top, it's delightful and so tasty you wouldn't believe it's so good for you!! It's always best with a fresh chilli but dried chilli flakes are a more than acceptable replacement if we haven't got any fresh ones in. Fab dinner! :-)

glasgow's picture
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my husband just made this and it was fab - he used a tin of tomatoes instead of fresh and added some basil - lovely

alisonpg's picture
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Simple, quick and tasty. We also added some halved green olives and used canned chopped tomatoes because we didn't have any fresh ones in.

feefeela's picture
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Quick and easy to make - tastes nice a fresh.

rowheldew's picture
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really basic,easy to cook meal went down a treat,added sweetcorn and peppers to it, would def make again and recommend.

stellaman1664's picture

this went down well in the slave kitchens of chateaux daddachef.
try using tuna in spring water, then add sea salt and black pepper to taste. a use of mixed olives also adds flavour. finally leave in the chilli seeds for a warm satisfying afterglow!

caroleleo6's picture

Very tasty, changed it slightly by adding corgette's mushrooms and capers. Will definately use this recipe again

hedgehog77's picture
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I've made something very similar to this using a carton of passata. I essentially follow the above recipe (but without tomatoes) and I put in the passata last. Its a very easy and quick dish and tastes lovely. Also add some halved black olives- that sets it off nicely!

malfew's picture
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Love this recipe nice and easy and quick too. I used my own tomato sauce with basil and paprika which was in the fridge.

noodlenest's picture
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Just made this - extremely quick and very tasty - it doesn't look that apetising when you first put it together but the end result is a delicious quick meal! I used dried chilli flakes instead of fresh chillis and it turned out just as well.

katieluvbunny's picture
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A very easy and tasty recipe, I added some chopped black olives, delicious!

sifreynir's picture
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This is a easy and tasty standby. Have made this quite a few times now when I just don't know what to cook, or we have got in late.

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