Lemon spaghetti with tuna & broccoli

Lemon spaghetti with tuna & broccoli

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(35 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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Annettie
8th Oct, 2014
I found it lite but at the some time it was a bit bland for me, my husband enjoy it and he even had it for lunch the next day.. i think its missing something, i even added some chilli, i will try it again, but will add something to add raste to it
NorthDakota
30th Sep, 2014
5.05
Made it with brown rice spaghetti and sardines. Loved it! Easy, nutritious, and tasty.
Lula-Rose
9th Jun, 2014
Fresh tasting and delicious! I use wholewheat spaghetti for extra health benefits, and use the oil from the tuna for extra fishy flavour rather than separate olive oil. It does need seasoned well with lots of black pepper, last time I added a touch of white wine vinegar too. You could add a couple of finely chopped anchovies for a more umami / puttanesca edge, or even low fat creme fraiche loosened with a little of the cooking water/oil. So quick and simple too.
andreakmorenos
23rd Apr, 2014
3.8
oh.... I´m going to do it on Friday !
frowne
19th Jan, 2014
5.05
Delicious and so simple! I used a tin of tuna in chilli oil which gave it an extra kick.
laralehuq
8th Jan, 2014
Absolutely loved this, light and healthy and really really tasty
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ladyhannah
12th Nov, 2013
Veeeery very tasty! And ready so fast!
RootDenial
28th Sep, 2013
As someone else had done, I also put in a bit too much lemon juice. Besides that, it was really nice.
evieweevie
15th Aug, 2013
5.05
Different to what I normally do, but so yummy and easy to make.
chefbrownie
3rd Aug, 2013
5.05
Perfect recipe! Very healthy, simple and ready in an eye wink. (Could use whole wheat spaghetti for even healthier dish)

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celtman88
2nd Jan, 2014
can i freeze!??
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