Simple Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes and Olives

Jill Holtz

August 20, 2021

Pasta with tuna and olives

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This simple pasta with tuna, tomatoes and olives will go down well with the whole family. If you don’t have fresh herbs, you can substitute some dried basil instead. Olives can become bitter if cooked too long, so you should add them in at the end of a recipe. Vary the recipe for more grown-up tastes by adding in some chopped anchovies, capers or chilli flakes.

Pasta with Tuna, Tomato and Olive

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 400 g pasta, such as penne, farfalle or spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 x 170g can of tuna, drained
  • 3 basil leaves, torn
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • A few handfuls of black olives, halved

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Method:

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and season well with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, then add the tuna, breaking up any large chunks with a wooden spoon. Add in the basil, parsley and olives and simmer for a few minutes more, then remove from the heat.
  3. Drain the pasta and reserve some of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the sauce. Add some of the pasta cooking water to help the sauce coat the pasta if necessary. Serve immediately.

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