Bows with tuna, olives & capers

This delicious pasta recipe makes a quick and simple supper

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 677
  • Carbohydrate 76
  • Fat 28
  • Fiber 4
  • Protein 35
  • Saturated Fat 4
  • Sodium 2.36
  • Sugar 2


  • 400g pasta bows
  • 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 200g cans tuna, drained
  • 85g pitted olives, halved
  • 2 tbsp capers, rinsed
  • small bunch flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped


A different pasta shape
Match your sauce with a suitable pasta shape. Smooth pastas, such as spaghetti and linguine, go best with light, thin sauces; pastas with holes or ridges, such as fusilli and penne, are better for chunkier sauces.


  1. Cook pasta following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a few tablespoons of water in the bottom of the pan.

  2. Return the pasta to the pan over a low heat, stir in the olive oil and garlic and allow to infuse for 1 min. Toss through the remaining ingredients, season and serve.