Niçoise pasta

Niçoise pasta

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This quick and easy pasta and tuna dish brings summer flavours to your tastebuds all year round

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal504
  • fat15g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs70g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre6g
  • protein24g
  • salt1.7g
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Ingredients

  • 300g green beans
  • 350g penne
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 2 fat garlic cloves, chopped
  • 70g can anchovies, drained and chopped
    Anchovy

    Anchovy

    ann-choe-vee

    Silver, slender salty little fish found mainly around the Black Sea and the Pacific and Atlantic…

  • 400g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • handful black olives, stoned
  • 160g can tuna, drained
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

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

  • 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…

  • handful basil leaves

Method

  1. Trim the beans and cut in half. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add 1 tsp salt. Add the penne, bring to the boil and cook following pack instructions. Throw in the beans 5 mins before the end of the cooking time.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and anchovies, and fry gently for a couple of mins, stirring to dissolve the anchovies in the oil. Add the tomatoes and cook for a few mins until softened but not pulpy.

  3. Drain the pasta and return to the pan, then add the tomato sauce and olives. Flake in the tuna and add the lemon juice and basil. Heat through and serve.

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foodieMcfoodface
16th May, 2016
I made this (half quantities for two) tonight and it was ok but not that exciting and a bit dry. Maybe needed more tuna perhaps.
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