Tagliatelle with tuna, lemon & rocket

Tagliatelle with tuna, lemon & rocket

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(16 ratings)

Cook: 20 mins - 30 mins


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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  • 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



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

  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon



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


  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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marmiteetponpon's picture
14th May, 2014
Check this super delicious creamy shrimp tagliatelle recipe at marmite et ponpon http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/05/14/when-the-craving-arises-for-a-luscious-creamy-shrimp-tagliatelle/
13th May, 2013
Great recipe. I just added some chilli flakes to give it a little kick!
joferg's picture
5th May, 2013
Quick & easy to make. Olives would make a tasty addition.
mercuryzelda's picture
12th Sep, 2012
Very tasty, and easy to do on a budget. I didn't have rocket so I used radicchio, which was delicious.
jacquil's picture
14th Mar, 2012
I love this, so simple but very tasty and I don't change a thing.
12th Feb, 2012
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.
31st Aug, 2011
Really quick & easy. Also add a red chilli. Great Friday night meal when you don't feel like cooking.
21st Jan, 2011
Really quick and easy to make, the tuna and lemon go together really well.
18th Jun, 2008
Very nice. I added some chilli to give it a bit more flavour. A good store cupboard, after work recipe.
2nd Dec, 2007
Light and fresh - a great summer dish
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