Easy Tuna Pasta


This easy tuna pasta is ready within half an hour. With lemon and capers, perfect quick weekday meal during spring or summer.

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Easy tuna pasta
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2020-05-06, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 30 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 13-06-2023

30 minutes 2 people Main course
Easy tuna pasta


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  • 200 gram spaghetti or other pasta of your choice
  • 1 can of tuna (160 gram)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 lemon
  • small handful pitted black olives
  • small handful fresh parsley
  • pepper and salt to taste
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  • medium-sized pan
  • colander
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • citrus grater & citrus juicer
  • medium-sized skillet
  • wooden spoon

Easy Tuna Pasta

30 minutes 2 people Main course

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

Fill a medium-sized pan with water, bring to a boil and cook the pasta al dente. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Divide the olives into halves and finely chop the parsley.

Create lemon zest of half a lemon and squeeze its juice. Drain the can of tuna, but keep the oil from the can.  

Easy tuna pasta
Easy tuna pasta

Finishing the easy tuna pasta -- 15 minutes

Heat a dash of olive oil in a skillet. Sauté the onion and garlic cloves for a few minutes and then add the tuna. Stir in the olives, capers and tomatoes and after a few minutes also add the lemon zest and juice.

Drain the spaghetti and add the pasta to the tuna mixture. Stir in chopped parsley and add some of the oil from the can of tuna. Season with pepper and salt and serve immediately, enjoy!

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