Spaghetti with tomato, chilli & tuna salsa

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4

A speedy spaghetti supper that you can throw together with minimum shopping

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal404
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs70g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre4g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.52g
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  • 350g spaghetti
  • 1 small red onion or ½ a medium one
  • 500g fresh tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 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…

  • 1 red chilli
  • 140g tin tuna in brine, drained



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


  1. Cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling water according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, finely chop the onion and tomatoes and put in a large pan with the oil. Halve, deseed and finely chop the chilli, then add to the pan. Gently heat through for a few mins, stirring well.

  2. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce, then break up the tuna and add to the pan. Season if you like, then toss well and serve.

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8th Dec, 2015
Very quick and easy. My 11 year old loves making this for his friend. We half the recipe and he uses a small can of chopped tomatoes instead of fresh and also adds black olives
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1st Jul, 2014
Just made this and it was delicious. My dad suggested using plum tomatoes for a stronger flavour. I also used two red chilli's and left the seeds in... still could have been hotter! Will make this again.
Nicola1134's picture
1st Jul, 2014
Can I keep the seeds in to make it hotter?
13th Nov, 2013
Chose this as needed a quick dinner tonight. I used a tin of chopped tomatoes and added basil and Parmesan and it was delicious.
13th Feb, 2013
The simple things in life are best... This was lovely, light and easy to make. Ideal for packed lunch or if you don't want a big heavy dinner. Will defo be added to my weekly menu thanks
22nd Jun, 2012
This has become a standard regular meal in our house and hubby and 2 year old live it and we always have 3 clean plates scratching for more! We amended the above slightly: we use fresh tuna cut into chunks; tinned tomatoes, a large red onion, and always have Parmesan on top, it's delightful and so tasty you wouldn't believe it's so good for you!! It's always best with a fresh chilli but dried chilli flakes are a more than acceptable replacement if we haven't got any fresh ones in. Fab dinner! :-)
1st Apr, 2012
my husband just made this and it was fab - he used a tin of tomatoes instead of fresh and added some basil - lovely
1st Apr, 2012
Simple, quick and tasty. We also added some halved green olives and used canned chopped tomatoes because we didn't have any fresh ones in.
5th Jul, 2010
Quick and easy to make - tastes nice a fresh.
27th Sep, 2009
really basic,easy to cook meal went down a treat,added sweetcorn and peppers to it, would def make again and recommend.


Nicola1134's picture
1st Jul, 2014
Why do we have to remove chili seeds? Can we keep them in?
Nicola1134's picture
1st Jul, 2014
Can I keep the seeds in to make it hotter?
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