Lemon spaghetti with tuna & broccoli

Lemon spaghetti with tuna & broccoli

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal440
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 350g spaghetti
  • 250g broccoli, cut into small florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 85g pitted green olive, halved
  • 2 tbsp caper, drained
    Capers

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 198g can tuna in oil
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

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.

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carl3684
1st Jan, 2014
..or fusilli, just great!
lynnewylie
7th Jul, 2013
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
8th May, 2013
4.05
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
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rhianjones
23rd Apr, 2013
4.05
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
15th Jan, 2013
4.05
I also replaced the broccoli with freshly chopped spinach leaves which made a pretty tasty substitute.
mitrogik
15th Jan, 2013
4.05
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
8th Jan, 2013
4.05
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
5th Jan, 2013
Great quick and easy dinner. We like this lots.
ed_the_ball
15th Nov, 2012
4.05
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
4th Sep, 2012
5.05
Yum!

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