Lemon spaghetti with tuna & broccoli

Lemon spaghetti with tuna & broccoli

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(46 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


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



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

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped



    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 in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 198g can tuna in oil



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

  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • 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…


  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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jaded84's picture
15th May, 2020
A family favourite I will defiantly make again
Nana_Lu's picture
6th Mar, 2020
Made this last night for the two of us but only halved the pasta and kept the other ingredients as for four people. I used penne pasta and, as suggested, mixed all the other ingredients in a large bowl and added the hot cooked pasta and broccoli. It mixed together really well and tasted delicious. I added a few chilli flakes for a little bit of heat and only used the oil from the two small tins of tuna. Some reviewers have said they found it bland, but adding more of everything except pasta might be the answer. We will definitely be having this again - and again!
11th Oct, 2018
I really like this meal, it has three of my favourite ingredients so it’s a no brained for me. I do need to add chilli flakes to it and cracked black pepper for some extra taste but it’s lovely and lite with contrasting flavours that go well together.
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
30th Sep, 2014
Made it with brown rice spaghetti and sardines. Loved it! Easy, nutritious, and tasty.
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.
23rd Apr, 2014
oh.... I´m going to do it on Friday !
19th Jan, 2014
Delicious and so simple! I used a tin of tuna in chilli oil which gave it an extra kick.
8th Jan, 2014
Absolutely loved this, light and healthy and really really tasty
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12th Nov, 2013
Veeeery very tasty! And ready so fast!


2nd Jan, 2014
can i freeze!??
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