Tagliatelle with tuna, lemon & rocket

Tagliatelle with tuna, lemon & rocket

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(12 ratings)

Cook: 20 mins - 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Create a tangy fresh dish using your cupboard ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal500
  • fat20g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 300g dried tagliatelle
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 x 260g cans tuna in extra virgin olive oil, drained
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

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

  • a handful of rocket, plus a little extra to garnish
    Rocket

    Rocket

    roh-ket

    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

Method

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in another large pan, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

  2. Put the drained tuna in a bowl. Lightly mash with a fork and add to the garlic in the pan, then add the rocket. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir in the lemon zest and juice.

  3. Drain the pasta and add to the tuna mixture. Mix well together and serve immediately, drizzled with a little extra virgin olive oil and garnished with extra rocket.

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Comments (10)

gcarterm's picture
5

Great recipe.

I just added some chilli flakes to give it a little kick!

joferg's picture
4

Quick & easy to make. Olives would make a tasty addition.

mercuryzelda's picture
4

Very tasty, and easy to do on a budget. I didn't have rocket so I used radicchio, which was delicious.

jacquil's picture
5

I love this, so simple but very tasty and I don't change a thing.

zemfira's picture
4

A fantastic dish, cooked it for a lovely night in with my boyfriend,

to make it even less calorific I used a mere 2 tbsp of olive oil instead of 4 and replaced the tuna in olive oil with tuna in spring water (tuna in brine is also fine).

I also used only half a lemon as a whole lemon makes it rather sour for me. Chilli flakes can be added to the frying pan with garlic for a little added heat.

slinkystardust's picture
5

Really quick & easy. Also add a red chilli. Great Friday night meal when you don't feel like cooking.

cejenkins91's picture
4

Really quick and easy to make, the tuna and lemon go together really well.

delsh21's picture
4

Very nice. I added some chilli to give it a bit more flavour. A good store cupboard, after work recipe.

lizzafezza's picture
4

Light and fresh - a great summer dish

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