Jamie's Simple Tuna Spaghetti

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Jamie's Simple Tuna Spaghetti

Added by: on May 30th, 2016
I hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday weekend, not sure what happened to the sun today?! After a few days of barbecues and ice cream, the Chelsea Flower Show and a music festival in the Cotswolds….it is now back to warming pasta dishes and TV in bed! I am not complaining though, it is .. more >
Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
10 min
Ready In:
15 min



Original Recipe Yield: 2 servings


  • 250g spaghetti
  • Sea salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 4 anchovy fillets, sliced
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 in x 120g tin of quality tuna olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon baby capers, rinsed
  • 10 green olives, halved
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 100g wild rocket
  • To serve (optional):
  • Parmesan
Nutrition Facts
Jamie's Simple Tuna Spaghetti

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 808

  • Total Fat: 17.5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.8 mg
  • Sodium: 435.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 126.5 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 13.9 g
  •     Sugars: 23.6 g
  • Protein: 39.7 g

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I always prepare my ingredients first so started off by chopping the garlic, olives, anchovies and tomato.


Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to the packet's instructions - mine took 8 minutes.


Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and cook the garlic, anchovies and capers for a couple of minutes. Then add the tomatoes and toss well.


When the pasta is ready, drain but reserve a cupful of cooking water. Add the pasta to the tomatoes etc and mix well, adding a splash of water if necessary - we needed to.


Flake in the tuna, squeeze the lemon, add the olives and most of the rocket and drizzle with olive oil and toss again.


Season generously and serve with any remaining rocket and a scattering of Parmesan if desired.


This was really really good - we were surprised how much we enjoyed this, such a simple recipe but bursting with flavours. I am very pleased I have left over ingredients as I will definitely be making this again soon and I love that this is easy to make for just one person as well. It tasted so fresh…..a real winner!


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